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G.H.. Rothe

G.H. Rothe, Polish (1935-2008)


"I carve my images into copperplates directly with a diamond.  Then I pit the surface with a chisel-like tool called a rocker.  when the ground work is done, I use a steel burnisher quite extensively to shape my images as one would do in a fine barr relief but working in reverse.  After I pull a proff print from the copperplate, I cover the surface anew with fine pitted holes using the rocker, eliminating thought in action, practicing Kama Yoga.  The experience of layering images and the x-ray shapes is guided by the mind's eye. I feel, but cannot see the picture underneath the second layer of pits."





Paper: 38x24.5 inches