Gary Simmons "Double Swing Hallway" 2012
An original work by Gary Simmons. Framed.
- CREATOR Gary Simmons.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.2012.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Color Soap Ground Aquatint. Acrylic.
- CONDITION Good. Minor wear consistent with age and use. One frame has a lighter spot on the right side. One acrylic has some light scratches upper left.
DIMENSIONS Each piece: 19.5 in. x 25 in. Framed: 21.75 in. x 26.75 in. x 2 in.
Soap ground is also called white ground. Like all grounds, it is a way of protecting portions of a plate from acid. Soap, however, is imperfectly acid-resistant and the acid penetrates it in varying degrees. You draw with a paste made of soap flakes, linseed oil and water, and usually add an aquatint to provide tooth. The image is essentially white against a dark background.