LETTING GO (1)
Hand coloured etching
Image size: 17 1/2" x 26 3/4"
Monotype: 1 of 4 variations
Yesterday's print includes fragments from a proof pulled from an earlier etched plate, showing the original tumbling figures clearly here in the top right hand corner. Click picture to see detail.
Following the initial one color printing of the imagery, the information suggested additional printing without inking, then hand colouring the impressions to give it an elemental dimension, say, of ancient origins, as it turned out.
LETTING GO can evoke many a wishful feeling, but none so wishful in these modern times as that of having more autonomy. Neanderthal man (first appearing about 75,000 years ago) who travelled extensively, was surely neither hampered nor knew bias as he roamed and intermixed.