The Making of Michael Abraham’s Armoured Heart
Michael hard at work on the copper plate; notice that he covers the part of the plate he’s not working on with paper so that it does not get disturbed.
This tiny instrument is the burnisher, used to rub parts of the metal smooth so that they don’t take ink.
Michael enjoying the process.
Peter’s water droplet test.
The copper plate ready to be proofed.
Measuring the plate.
The magic moment – pulling the printed proof off the plate to see how it looks.
Wow – fantastic! Printmaking alchemy does it again.
Michael sneaks a peek at the proof.
After being printed, the works are stapled to the wall to dry (this is so that they dry flat). Michael examines one closely, making sure that it’s printed to his satisfaction – and it is.
Two prints from the edition side by side.
Joy! Michael is happy with how they look.
The final product on display at Gallery Jones’ Christmas Show.