The studio techniques include Intaglio and Chine colle. This is from Last Edition of Three Editions, and is print number ONE of FIVE. The two zinc plates employed for this work each measured FOUR inches high by SIX inches wide. The overall image size is 8.5 inches high by six inches wide, or 21cm x 15.240cm. The print is 11 inches wide x 15 inches high, or 27.940cm by 38.100cm. The media include oil-based etching inks on white RivesBFK paper. This Di Falco etching was inspired by and adapted from a photograph of a 1987 sculpture that he took in Bern, Switzerland. The sculpture’s, The Fountain of the Baby Eater, shows a giant ogre eating a naked child. Moreover, the monster carries another sack full of plump angelic looking babies slung over his shoulder. No historians or art specialists are exactly sure of what this monument symbolizes, but folklorists offer a variety of origins for this narrative sculpture. Some believe it portrays KRAMPUS, the DUTCH demonic Santa who punishes naughty children at Christmas.
The full title is, BIG GREEN KRAMPUS EATS OR FELIZ NAVIDAD, YOU ALL. Please note that this etching is shipped and sold to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price low and also allows the collector a choice in framing. The etching is shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. The print is wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The price from Absolute Arts Dot Com does NOT shipment costs to the collector. However, packing supplies and handling costs are included in the price.