etchings on Rives Heavyweight BFK paper, suite of 8: 2 color & 6 b&w
22 in. x 30 in.
Edition: 20 plus 2APs
Packer’s work spirals back upon itself, restating and questioning structural devices and themes that borrow from nineteenth-century physics, twentieth-century popular culture and twenty first-century space exploration, as well as from systems applied in mathematics and taxonomies. The Sprue Etchings suite consists of eight etchings with aquatint, soft ground, spit bite and drypoint. Titles: System Solaire (Bliss Road), Dorset (The Hunt), Artist and Model (The Bride), Rushmore (Teddy Meets Borglum), The Painting (Betty), Diorama (Plein Aire Drawing), The Studio (The Studios), The Theatre (Possessions). Printed by Mark Callen of Infinity Gravure Press. Signed and numbered in pencil.