etching, lithography, linocut
Druckgrafische Museum Pavillon-Presse in Weimar
© Ralf Herrmann
...The language of etchings. ... Copper! The yellowish red skin hurt by the needle and pressed by the roulette. Holds itself on the paper to a story. Momentarily and yet not. (diary note 5.9.1993)
Alienation ... The plates did not glow in my soul. Could not be heated ‑ the needle stubborn. The pores closed. The workshop strange and new. I stood beside myself and eyed myself curiously in my restlessness. ... It almost seemed to me as if I were bursting apart. With rage.
Where was it? And then I knew I had to go back to the workshop. The next morning. I tensed, and more and more that original force came up, ruptured ‑ declared war on the old and new plates. Beaten black and blue, the image came up! I saw it and the challenge stood. The plates softened. I poured aquatint over them. Etching by feel, I watched the acid bubble, then rubbed it off again. Asphalt down. Rosin down. (diary note Nov. 22, 1993)
on Henry Miller "Moloch" • 58x36cm • etching without edition • 2005
Linocuts and stencil prints
The stone printer Horst Arloth (from the series Weimar portraits) • 58x36cm • lithography • 2004
This lithography was created while in collaboration with the lithographer Horst Arloth. I drew Horst Arloth while grinding a litho stone.