turtle plastron (belly)

This is an etching of a hand holding a turtle showing his underside, the plastron. I used various techniques on a Zinc plate, such as etching with hard ground, soft ground and aquatint. These layered bites create a variety of patterns and shading. I used Graphic Chemical Etching Ink on a warm white acid free paper.
Paper size: 22.5 x 25 cm (8.75 x 10 inches)
Limited edition of 4.
Signed and numbered.