THIS ETCHINGS PRICE INCLUDES AN ACID FREE, WHITE MAT AND BLACK, WOOD PAINTED AND GLASS FRAME. THE WORK ARRIVES BOTH MATTED AND FRAMED, READY TO HANG. This Last EDITION was printed in 2018 during the Full Moon of October. The first three editions were executed much earlier. Intaglio and Chine collé techniques were employed. This work was inspired by an 1853 etching by French artist Charles Meryon, born 1821 and passed in 1868, from a portfolio entitled, “Etchings of Paris Eaux-Fortes sur Paris”. His work, entitled THE VAMPIRE or Le Stryge, is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. As I studied and adapted each line of Meryon’s drypoint etching, I felt as if I was being pulled into another time, realm, and mindset. I made hundreds of changes in my lines yet tried to follow the artist’s basic drawing technique. To Meryon, Le Stryge was a real being. I have always believed that vampires exist in the shadows of our blindness, as well as in the lines that cross our path. In fact, my favorite author is Anne Rice. I published and hand printed this work at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I used a zinc plate, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide or 22.860 cm by 15.240 cm, and required several Nitric acid baths. RivesBFK white paperand oil-based etching inks from France were carefully blended to create this work. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. The price does not include any shipment costs.