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Paul Helm

Wimbledon UK

Signs of the Zodiac

This piece of art won Patron's Mention award in the art exhibit Zodiac

Art: Signs of the Zodiac by Artist Paul Helm
It started by making one of the signs as a gift. But then I thought well why not do all 12! It was a long project and now it takes 4 hours to produce each print. Each sign is a on a 4"x4" zinc plate. The signs themselves are deep etched. Each plate is then inked with one colour for the intaglio etch and then a second colour is rolled onto the surface of the plate as if it were a relief print. The colours have been chosen to correspond with those associated with each sign. I will be limiting the original prints to only 10 as they are so time consuming. I will soon be producing a digital version derived from these etchings.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Signs of the Zodiac

Framed and hung

Detail Image for art Signs of the Zodiac

The 12 zinc printing plates

Detail Image for art Signs of the Zodiac

detail showing yellow ink in the etched pits and orange on the raised bits


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