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Travis J. Sadler

SMU, BA 2021

The Falling Dream

Second-stage chine collé ink print, 2018, 14.75"w x 11"h

As opposed to solely etching lines close together to form darker values, I have painted ink diluted with turpentine directly onto the copper plate. This method allows me to create a more diverse variety of images without having to commit to a line I am etching into the metal. I can wipe away the ink, but I cannot wipe away an etched line. The warm pink paper entirely changes the tone and mood of the print. This specific print conveys the feeling of a fantasy-like land, which really emphasizes the dream aspect of the story. I want viewers to feel as though they are dreaming with me.

Travis J. Sadler - The Falling Dream

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