Vita et Mors Machinae

Bud Kibby's avatar Bud Kibby

This body of work is a culmination of several months of copper, needles, ferric acid, and the wonderful smell of ink embedded in my being even after I have showered. It is the exploration of expiration, an analysis of planned obsolescence. You will follow a beautiful piece of visceral purpose from inception to decommission. Mass production is discussed through repetition. Abandonment and new life joins the conversation through texture, embossment, substrate variation, collage, and experimental textural layering with multiprint overlay. As ArtPrize draws nearer, more and more of the process will be made available to those who are looking to dig deeper via my website. Whether you are a novice interested in printmaking or a master printer curious about my process, I will be granting access to behind the scenes progress images as well as some footage of running a print through the press and the wiping process for such a large plate. I welcome questions, comments and commissions

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.25 inches
  • Medium: Printmaking/mixed
  • Width: 27.25 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 35.5 inches