n. 306 The apse of the lost steps

By cutting a large portion of the copper plate, the engraver deprives us of the vision of what appears so fundamental in a church interior: the apse. Is it not there where the glances and prayers converge, where all the symbolic elements are gathered? Yet this missing part focuses our attention. The gaze abandons itself to contemplation. The Source becomes Light, the rest is only decoration. Forgotten in a drawer for a long time, this copper also requires some light.
1995 etching

Copper plate: 303 mm x 498 mm, cut out on one side (base x height)

Printing on Hahnemühle paper, black ink, paper size: 500 mm x 700 mm

7 signed and numbered trial proofs (épreuves d'étude) e.e. VII- VII/VII.
Edition to realize

Edition Alma Charta, Toccalmatto

500.00 €