Lindsay Splichal is a young printmaker with a bright future. She’s a senior at MCAD, and works in a variety of techniques. We’re lucky to have part of a series of Lindsay’s prints in the show, including Cheese, below.
In the full series of thirty intaglio prints, Lindsay explores attachment and letting go. She tries to let each piece decide its own form without directing the medium as much as she would in a traditional print.
These works are beautiful in and of themselves, but when viewed as a series they display the process behind each piece. In intaglio printmaking, the artist etches or engraves a metal plate which has been covered in an acid-resistant material such as resin or wax. Once the design is applied, the plate is dipped in acid which “bites” the design into the plate, and the plate then is inked and put through a press with paper.
Cheese and Untitled (below) are a peek at how Lindsay is exploring ways to shift and push the boundaries of this process – you’ll have to come to the show to see more.
Lindsay is also contributing smaller works like the intaglio and water color print below (Untitled, Purple). One of a three-piece series, this work was part of a color exploration.
View more of Lindsay’s work on her portfolio.
All images used with permission of the artist.