Re: SIZE Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update!!!!!!
No it is not he....at least I don't recognize his name. This guy would wake
himself up everynight and record a dream on a little plate. He would rock
these little plates while watching TV, tons and tons of them. He teaches
somewhere down south. OHHH I found it in my printmaking journal--Art
Incredible stuff. AND I got his website so thanks for bringing up mezzotint
so I could reconnect with his work.
To realize that those huge plates are rocked to velvet black and then
burnished back...oh my. I mean, I was really impressed, especially by his
water swimmer scenes.
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From: "Diana Bloomfield" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: SIZE Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update!!!!!!
I don't know if the mezzotint guy is the same or not; since he's in the
South, we may be talking about the same person. Donald Furst? He's head
of the art dept at UNC-Wilmington. I've seen his work for a long time,
and I've never seen anything of his larger than about 4x5 or possibly as
big as 5x7?? Not sure. The most recent ones I saw were very small-- all
just incredible. I always find his subject matter intriguing, too-- very
compelling. I just love them. His work has always inspired me to want
to learn how to do that, but I'm pretty sure that will have to wait for
Okay-- I just found a link that has some of his work: http://
On Apr 4, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
Good morning all!
Diana, I can understand why mezzotints are small. Rocking a plate--4x5
plenty big. There is a guy, and I forget his name, who rocked these
plates down south when I was at Clemson (he gave a presentation) and
I was blown away by his virtuoso. But mezzotints are so gorgeous and
velvety small. Wow. I wonder if we are talking about the same
mezzotint king IMHO.
So I guess I have to say size is verrrry seductive but the proverbial
is in the performance--the image itself.