Indian Step Well Number Two Printmaking By Jerry Di Falco

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Artist Jerry  Di Falco. 'Indian Step Well Number Two' Artwork Image, Created in 2018, Original Digital Art. #art #artist
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Jerry Di Falco


Indian Step Well Number Two

Size - (USA):
24 W x 18 H x 1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
61.0 W x 45.7 H x 2.5 D (centimeters)
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THE PRICE OF THIS ETCHING INCLUDES A BLACK PAINTED WOOD FRAME WITH GLASS AND ACID FREE MAT. THE FRAME MEASURES 18 INCHES HIGH BY 24 INCHES WIDE. THE WHITE MAT CONTAINS A BLACK INNER TRIMMED EDGE. THE ARTWORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG ON YOUR WALL. A WALL HOOK AND NAIL ARE ALSO INCLUDED. This original DiFalco etching employs the studio techniques of intaglio, drypoint, aquatint, and Chine colle. The artist executed his work in oil base 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 31cm. The framed size is about 24 inches wide by 18 inches high. This image highlights print number ONE of FIVE in the SECOND Edition. Four Editions, each one limited to five etchings, will comprise the published series. Editions III and IV will be executed in 2019. Di Falco hand printed and published the editions at The Center for Works on Paper, located at 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The architectural structure in this work is located in Northern India, specifically in Abhaneri, Jaipur -- a small Rajasthan village, which is noted for having the deepest Step Well in the. The concept of excavated water wells with stairways originated in India. Moreover, they as reservoirs that store large amounts of cool water. In the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the problem of drought 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 dates to about 800 to 900 CE, making it 1200-1300 years old.
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