Also, I recently purchased a new etching press. Inspired by working with print makers at The Haystack School of Arts and Crafts, The Vinalhaven Press, and The Engine House Press since 2009; this Press gives me the ability to create a more contemporary image in my own studio. The process of incising a copper plate with a drawing, etching it, inking the plate, is often very time consuming. But, to send it through the press-and get a unified, cohesive image on the other side, is simply exhilarating. The press unlocks endless possibilities for future work, and allows a richness of color, and variation of line that is seductive."
Michele's work is on display in the gallery as part of "Currents and Channels: Four Coastal Maine Artists" through September 25th.