Through the Spyglass: Turn of the Century Whaling
A Suite of Ten Etchings by Artist Vito DeVito
Printed by Dan Weldon
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
The danger-laden voyages of whalers during the turn of the 19th century were legendary. This suite of ten etchings is a small sample of the varied lives these courageous men lead while hunting the largest animal on earth: the whale.
Etchings are created through an intricate process. A metal plate is engraved with an image and loaded with ink. Then, paper is applied, and pulled through an etching press to reveal an original piece of art. Each etching is then signed and numbered by the artist. The pieces in this series are limited to twelve artist proofs, with a regular run of 35. Once made, the etching plate is destroyed - eliminating any further production.
Prints are available for purchase, both individually and as a complete set.
Photos by Jim Levison