Double Rift I, 2012
3-panel, 1 color etching
94 x 144 in. (238.8 x 365.7 cm)
Edition of 12
Rift I, 2012
2-panel, 1 color etching
94 x 120 in. (238.8 x 304.8 cm)
Edition of 15
A renowned sculptor, Richard Serra’s works on paper are an integral part of his artistic endeavors. Typically, he makes drawings or prints after the completion of his sculptures as a way of re-visiting and re-examining the three-dimensional forms. His newest editions, Rift I and Double Rift I, are large-scale diptych and triptych etchings. These monumental images further the artist’s investigations of scale, spatial relations and perception.
First, enough ink is made for printing. Here is about 10 to 12 pounds of the Daniel Smith #7 Standard Black Etching Ink. The ink comes in 1 lb cans and needs to be sifted through, taking out the dry bits, before it is useable. Once the ink is clean a few modifiers are mixed in to help the…
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