This optical and kaleidoscopic image is a unique work of art that combines printmaking with painting. The work, which originated from one of my etching proofs, is done on RivesBFK white paper and mounted on an acid free blotting paper. The other media include watercolors, gouache, etching ink, pulverized mica, and gold dust. The work measures about 18 inches high by fifteen inches wide and ships to the buyer with a frame and mat. The frame is 16 inches high by 12 inches wide. Price includes the artwork, Certificate of Authenticity, shipment carton, handling costs, and packing materials. ABOUT MY ORIGINAL ETCHINGMy hand printed etching editions were adapted from a Nineteenth Century photograph of the Rose Window in the North Transept of Chartres Cathedral in France. The window as an architectural element holds many secrets in its various designs and geometric details. Moreover, this mystical geometry with its circles, squares, arches, and clovers is quite significant to both Mary Magdalene and The Ancient Goddess Mother. I executed this piece to function as a meditative tool with a blend of colored etching inks and a design akin to a male peacock’s open tail. This was to facilitate the viewer’s understanding of both the Sacred Feminine and the optical rhythms with Chartres’ architecture. The original intaglio etching was executed on a zinc plate that measured 9 inches high by six inches wide, or 22.860cm x 15.240cm, and required several individual developing baths in Nitric acid.
Architecture, Cathedral, Rose Window, Stained Glass, France, Original Watercolor