This series started with cutting, incising, and etching over 200 copper plates. The plates were individually inked, registered and printed on single sheets of paper in a series of 13 unique 21-plate etchings. Ghost prints were taken of the ink residue left by the plates, and each original print was not flattened to preserve the unique embossing on the reverse side of the paper. After each of the prints had been completed, they were each repeatedly photocopied at different levels of exposure. The photocopies were then cut and using a pressure/chemical transfer process, they were transferred onto a fine, semi-transparent, handmade gampi paper. The final piece is a triptych, and each panel is approximately 30″ x 40″ (each varies because it is handmade).


Some of the inital prints were taken and mounted in tarlatan envelopes, made by the artist. In this format the prints are accompanied by their own “ghosts.”



Xerox Transfer on Handmade Semi-Transparent Gampi Paper

(Three panels, 30″ x 40″ each)


Detail 1



Detail 2


Detail 3


Detail 4


Detail 5








Quilt Square


21-plate etching, Unique


Quilt Square II (Detail, reverse with visible embossing from plates)



Quilt Squares


Four 21-Plate etchings with ghost prints encased in individual, handmade Tarlatan envelopes


Quilt Squares (Detail, reverse side ghost prints)

(c) 2006 Lizzy De Vita