Piece description from the artist
I have always been interested in this idea of destructive qualities of art. This piece came about because I wanted to find a way to take a very sensitive and thoughtful etching process and reduce it to something uncharacteristic of itself. Burning the zinc plate with a torch creates amazing layers and organic lines and cracks and once it's printed, you can see the sensitive, intricate, and layered linework created by the melted metal.
Daniel Weber loves to play with quirky, witty, smart, fun, humorous and ironic imagery. Daniel is a printmaker who received his MFA from California State University Fullerton in 2006. Daniel has studied printmaking at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM and works closely with the International Printing Museum in Carson, the Riverside Art Museum and Irvine Fine Arts Center teaching classes and demonstrating new processes. Daniel exhibits his work both locally and nationally, taking inspiration from daily life, history, media, technology and personal experiences.