Jabberwocky - And with its head...
Solar etching by David Elliot
Shows a scene from Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky (1871):
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!”
Each solar etching includes Carroll's quote: "he left it dead..." in the artists' own hand. Image sizes are consistent but as the paper is carefully ‘ripped’ by hand the outside dimensions of each print may vary slightly.
Limited edition (100)
Image size: 180 mm x 240 mm
Paper size approx.: 280 mm x 380 mm
Solarplate is a simple and safe approach to etching that does not use acids or solvents. It is exposed with light and developed with plain water. The process works by placing a transparency in contact with the plate and exposing it briefly to the sun or UV light.