Barcelona Bay 2 3/20 Francine Simonin
- Drypoint, Etching and Collage
- 22 × 15 inches
55.88 × 38.1 cm
A collage of ivory and black fine paper is pressed into a white ground over which the artist has printed a structure of etched and drypoint lines in silver ink. Simonin moves fluidly between modes of creation merging collage and print in a unique, non-figurative image. Each print in this series is unique in that each ground is made in a different collage and the burr made from the drypoint technique -- the metal that lines the edge of each incised groove in the plate -- erodes and softens with each pull. Simonin typically creates only short editions of unique prints. Francine Simonin has worked extensively on paper -- printmaking and collage -- but also canvas during her long, successful career that began in the 1950s.