Visual Artist (Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media); Folklorist; Poet/Performance Artist; and, Independent Curator. Di Falco received the City of Philadelphia's Award in Arts and Culture for 2009 for...
TRINITY MEDITATION UNDER BLOOD SKY is the first print in my Cerebral Labyrinth Series, which will be a group of etchings devoted to Gothic-inspired images created from my imagination in combination with photographic scenes from actual locations around the world. The tower in this print is from a photograph I shot at The Cloisters in New York City in 1988. The three monks are taken from a page in my personal sketchbooks from this year.
This etching uses the techniques of intaglio and aquatint; I have also incorporated the Chine collé method, which adds color to the work by applying hand-made red mulberry bark paper from Thailand (Brand-Unryu). This occurs during the printing process and uses the organic substance methylcellulose. This work has four editions of ten prints each; two editions of ten use chine collé (Editions II and IV) and two do not (Editions I and III); all in all, this is a very limited run containing only forty prints (twenty with chine collé and twenty without). The oil-based ink used is a mixture of Charbonnel brand blacks from France; the paper, also imported from France, is Rives BFK white.
The image size (size of the actual zinc plates onto which the image is etched by acid) is ten inches high by eight inches wide (25.4 cm x 20.3 cm); the paper (or print) size is fifteen inches high by twelve inches wide (31.8 cm x 30.5 cm); the frame size is usually twenty inches high by sixteen inches wide (51 cm by 41 cm); and the weight given is an estimated one. My price does not include shipment or insurance during shipment; shipment-costs vary and depend upon destination, amount of insurance during shipment purchased, and the mailing method used.