Brooklyn-based artist Benjamin Edmiston served as the 2018 Island Press Artist Research Fellow, working in residence and developing this work, Untitled (12 Grid). In the twelve-plate etching with chine collé, Edmiston assembles twelve small drawings into one playful, patchwork image by printing several etched plates onto one piece of paper in a loose grid.
Artist Ben Edmiston working on etching plates in the print shop.
Edmiston brought stacks of his sumi ink drawings to Island Press that served as inspiration for the final print.
Sugarlift drawings on two plates prior to etching.
Left to right: Printer Tom Reed, artist Ben Edmiston, interns Katrina Pisetti and Jackson Kramer assess the latest proofs from a few of Edmiston’s sugarlift etching plates.
Interns Jackson Kramer and Katrina Pisetti enjoy the freshly pulled proofs with artist Ben Edmiston.
Each of the 12 plates in Edmiston’s print had a human name or nickname.
Ben arranges the individual etchings on a larger piece of paper for the chine collé process.
Looks like we have a B.A.T.!
Editions from this project