record of absence
Taking the same 24″ x 40″ brass plate employed in “Seven Days of Light,” this tactile print in an edition of two is made from scraping around the plate onto a 30″ x 48″ blanket of felt. (The chain-link plate was laid face down on a large piece of felt, traced in black pencil, and then scratched away at the open spaces until a series of soft, raised areas appeared.) With this piece, I feel that I have, in effect, created a document of what my brass plate once was: I have created a tangible memory of absence.
This work was exhibited in 2011 in “Eu-concreto” in São Paulo as part of the print symposium SP ESTAMPA.