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Eric Docherty

The Sight of Struggle

2013, Etching with aquatint, titanium chloride and mica, 22"w x 29.5"h

This print has a meaning that is based in struggle. More specifically, it’s about the struggle between my desire as an artist to create work that is both lasting and meaningful and the tendency or nature of material things to be unreliable. The process of printing 108 copper plates at one time—lining them up to keep a uniform composition—was the basis for this struggle. Frustration and failed attempts brought about the realization of how unreliable material things are—a thought that maybe realization only comes with experience and hardship.

Eric Docherty - The Sight of Struggle

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