In this two day workshop Kristina will present her unique technique of laser etchings on wood. Come and be inspired by the incredible archives of the V&A and create your own piece of art to take home!
The Process: Laser-etched woodcuts
These incredibly detailed woodcuts utilise the pinpoint precision of lasercutting to ‘etch’ a plate with photographic precision. These plates are then inked in the traditional intaglio style of “à la poupée”, which means “as a doll.” It is a technique that applies multiple colours of ink onto the plate simultaneously, which is then printed in a single pull. The application of colour provides a variable unique yet reproducible substrate: both plate and print, multiple and singular. The application of the mechanical and analogue processes creates a two-dimensional collision between the traditional and contemporary that is integral to Kristina’s practice. The resulting works are both plate and print, works made in relief, carved as woodcuts, digitally engraved as if photographic negatives and inked to create the “developed” or positive image.
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