'Lithography is the call and response of marks through the ages. A bloodline from hand to stone to hand.'
Elizabeth Tomos, in a note to Linda Karshan, February, 2017.
In February 2017 Linda Karshan from New York/London create her first Lithography in Grafikwerkstatt Dresden. About this experience she notes:
"Making lithographs with Peter Stephan at the Grafikwerkstatt,
– The limestones are 50 million years old, at a guess.
– (add photo) Layers of the stone
– Each layer has markings very like my own
– “The stone remembers”, say Peter, as he prepares it for printing.
Alternate washes of nitric acid and gum arabic are applied.
Tap tap tap,
Twirl, twirl, twirl
The liquids are tapped/patted with a sponge.
The drying between baths is hurried along with a handmade fan.
All the tools and the inks are organic. The stone likes it that way.
“Teaching the stone to ‘play’ between water and fat. It is a
During her drawing on stone I´ve recorded the process from different views.