About The Artist:
Born in New York City, Bruce Dorfman is an assemblage, collage and mixed-media artist as well as an art instructor on the faculty of the Art Students League from 1964 including the League's summer school at Woodstock. He was artist-in-residence at the Norton Museum, where he founded the Experimental Print Workshop. From 1993 to 1996, Dorfman was a guest lecturer and artist at museums and art schools in Venezuela, Portugal, and France. He is the...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.