Caught in Amber I & II, 2001. Artists Proof Etchings on Somerset cotton rag with 4 deckle edges. 760 x 560mm (30 x 22")
Caught in Amber I & II, 2001. Artists Proof Etchings on Somerset cotton rag with 4 deckle edges. 760 x 560mm (30 x 22")
Caught in Amber, 2001

 

Caught exquisitely in golden, but viscous amber, the substance became a honeyed shroud for many tiny creatures. Here it was a fly. These images themselves were also ‘caught’ in a viscous substance; oily etching inks. Gilbart occasionally produces small editions of etchings and aquatints using traditional printing methods that ‘trap’ the image in metal and then in oil.