An image of Western Exploration, Expansionism and Imperialism colliding with the innocence of tribal life and sensibilities in a virgin land. Galleons presented as strange monsters seen at night from a tranquil shoreline, thrash through the endless sea against stormy skies.
This was one of my earliest engravings. With the original done at a slightly smaller 8×10 inches, these enlarged prints showcase intensive detail from any viewing range near or far, and are printed on quality 200-year archival heavyweight fine art paper in archival black pigment ink.
Printed area is 11×14 inches, with a border of 1 inches all around (print size is roughly 13 by 16).
Only 35 of these are to be printed.
I did a number of these engravings as a set, partially as a practice run at intaglio.
They were done on Ampersand Art clayboard: an archival tempered hardboard surface coated in white clay and india ink.