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Current work utilizes the processes of printmaking (traditional, digital, and hybrid techniques) incorporating the concepts of visual music and rhythm. In the work, visual music and rhythm appear within repetitive cycles and spatiality. Musical timbre, or the color of sound and tone, helps to distinguish instruments playing together in the same time. In many visual compositions there is a concern in creating a designed timbre within the given spectrum.

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Images below are the result of an aluminum plate etching demonstration at Colorado Mesa University in December 2015. Copper Sulfate is used to etch the aluminum which creates the effect of a naturally toned aquatint. This process is a safe, inexpensive, low-toxic approach. Two plates were layered using Akua Ink, a water-based product.

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