Karin Byrne, a Tyrolean artist, has occupied herself since 2004 increasingly with conventional print techniques, among others etchings and aquatint on zinc and copper plates. Using an etching needle, she spontaneously creates shapes with plant-like, non-geometrical character on the metal surface. An initial state proof is printed to assess the balance of the composition. The aquatint technique is subsequently used to intensify a 3-dimensional design by means of gradations of tonal values. Manually rubbing or rolling Read more... in print color and selective rubbing out offers her exciting experimentation with various effects. Thus, in contrast to free design, she picks up on specific areas of interest and realizes them pictorially.
Skills: linocut aquatint
1/3 –Figments of my imagination