Black & White Intaglio Etching
1/1 second state
Plate Size: 12"x18"
Printed with a warm black ink on Rives BFK with ample borders.
This is a Second State proof. The plate has line and aquatint. After this proof was taken I decided to do additional aquatint, and maybe even a plate with color...if I remember correctly. This is the only proof I have of the plate in this "second" state.
The inspiration for this piece was the row of mailboxes I saw on a country road near New Ipswich, NH. There were many farms with fields in that area, which in late summer would need mowing...thus the "High Mowing" sign, which I found very charming.