PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE A FRAME OR MAT. THE ETCHING IS SHIPPED BETWEEN ARCHIVAL BOARDS IN A CARDBOARD BOX WITH BUBBLE WRAP. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPMENT COSTS. This original Di Falco etching employs the studio techniques of intaglio, drypoint, aquatint, and Chine collé. The artist executed his work in oil-based etching ink on RivesBFK white paper, both manufactured in France. A zinc plate covered with a ground of beeswax and turpentine was “etched” in four separate Nitric acid baths before the final design was reached. After the last acid bath, the plate was scraped and burnished to lighten certain areas. Hand dyed mulberry bark papers from Thailand—treated with methylcellulose and infused with kozo plant threads from Japan—were used in the Chine collé process. The image size is 9 inches high by 12 inches wide, or about 23 by 31cmthe paper size is 15 inches by 17 inches, or about 38 by 43cm. PLEASE NOTE this work does NOT include a frame or mat and is shipped between two archival boards and packed carefully with bubble wrap in a heavy duty cardboard box. This image highlights print number ONE of FIVE in the First EditionFour Editions, each one limited to only five original etchings, comprise the published series. Di Falco hand printed and published the editions at The Center for Works on Paper, located at 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniahe used a Charles Brand floor press with a large press bed. The architectural structure in this work is located in Northern Indiaspecifically in Abhaneri, Jaipur—a small Rajasthan village, which is noted for having the deepest Step Well in worldan excavated well. The concept of step wells actually originated in India. Moreover, the wells acted as the reservoirs that store large amounts of cool water. In the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the problem of water is profound. This structure, called the Chand Baori Well, is located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata temple. Harshat Mata is the Goddess of Joy and Happiness. In all, there are 35,000 steps on 13 levels. The time of this architectural wonder of Sacred Geometry dates to about 800 to 900 CE, making it 1200-1300 years old. NOTE that the detail images are of prints number two and three in this edition.