This copper plate etching by Jean Cate delicately renders a small branch. The materiality of etching adds an unusual metallic fragility to a botanic drawing more often seen in the softer lines of watercolor or pencil. The scratches of an etching make the branch seem as haptically rough and yet as ephemeral as a small sprig in the wild.
25 3/4" x 15 3/4" Etching on Arches Cold Press Paper
any reflections in the image are due to reflective glass