MP1 Art Blog and Artist Statement

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. The technique of duplicating images goes back several thousand years to the Sumerians who engraved designs and cuneiform inscriptions on cylinder seals. Printmaking originated in China after paper was invented around AD 105. Relief printing appeared in Europe in the 15th Century, when the process of papermaking was imported from the East. Daniel Hopfer decorated armor in this way, and applied the method to printmaking. Etching soon came to challenge engraving as the most popular printmaking medium.


I noticed how the bird has many simple details.There are different shades of blue on the bird feathers. The background is contrasting from the bird. The bird fills up the page and is very eye catching.