Solar etchings by David Elliot
Hand-printed, limited edition (42), solar prints of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark
Made during a Printer-in-Residence programme at the University of Otago Library
Paper size: approx. 145 mm x 190 mm
12 unique Snark characters
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.