Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Week 3: Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon is a very renowned contemporary African American artist. He came to Axelle with a print idea very similiar to Russell's. Glenn wanted to print his images with etching ink and use black diamond dust over it. The preparation for the print job was quite rigorous as etching ink needs a lot of hand kneading. But the results were very satisfactory. After looking at the prints I understood why etching ink was used. Etching inks stand up against the canvas while other inks flatten.

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