This intaglio etching was enhanced with the technique of Chine colle via the use of Thai mulberry bark paper treated with methylcellulose. It was executed on a zinc plate and etched in several Nitric acid baths. The inspiration was based on a photograph taken by the artist’s grandfather, and the scene depicts the architectural elements found in New Orleans circa 1940. Di Falco used French, oil base ink--Charbonnel Brand, Paris--and printed on RivesBFK white paper. The etching plate he employed measured five inches wide by seven inches high, or 13 cm x 18 cm. The print size is eleven inches high by ten inches wide, or 28 cm x 26 cm. The frame in which it ships measures about thirteen inches high by ten inches wide. The artist used a floor model printing press made by Charles Brand of New York City. This edition, the first of four, was printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper within THE OPEN PRINTMAKING STUDIO in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, which is a part of The Fleisher Art School. The size noted is for the framed work.
New Orleans, The Big Easy, Turret, Grocery Stores, Fire Escape, Architecture, Kozo Threads, Original Printmaking, Representational Printmaking