Color on a Ghost Print of the Dancer
My experiment with printing from an engraved found metal “plate” resulted in two very light “ghost” prints. My printing plate is 3/4″ thick and is 22″ x 30″, so I could not print on my small home press. Instead I hand rubbed and rolled to my thick soft paper.
The result was very uneven on the two prints I made. I had the full image, but both very dull and unfinished in appearance. I worked on them both, then set one aside still incomplete. I have done more work on this now, and I have more color on a ghost print of the dancer who continues to appears in my art periodically.
Maybe this is the eternal dancer who creates the world and the tree of life. Or maybe this is just a naked soul who dances for joy. The fantastic tree full of many colors and patterns reflects the many moods and many variations in our lives.