About The Artist:
Larry Kolden is an Artist, Educator, and Craftsman. He studied Photography at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, WI and the Winona School of Photography. Kolden received his B.A. and M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin in Madison, majoring in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. As a Fine Art professor, Kolden taught at the University of Dallas, Oxbow Summer School of Art, Southern Illinois University, University of Arkansas-Little Rock and Drury...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.