I was having a terrible time with another print; overworking and eventually completely destroying a once alluring face. So I turned to this plate and a portrait came together in one session. It was as though I managed to gather up what was lost in one plate and pour it into a new vessal. Although the two prints are actually completely different.

Firebird
Firebird
soft-ground etching with aquatint and drypoint
9 x 9
2017