I have been spending much of my time this year working on what is next and taking chances with my work as a photographer and printmaker. Taking a "leap" into printmaking as my new medium of choice, exploring myself, and looking towards the new photographs I want to make. It has not been easy for me in some ways, at the same time I am grateful for the support I have during this journey.
I admire the self-portrait work made by my closest friends and felt like making my own self-portrait as I look out to what is possible. I am struck by the intimacy in making this work.
This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print is made withGamblin bone black ink, on Rives BFK paper. I decided on a chine collé with Awagami Kitakata. and an edition of 8 numbered prints and 3 A/P prints.
Hand made by Ray Bidegain
Limited edition of 8
6.00 x 7.25 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.