The Open Gallery
click thumbnail for full size imageThese images are macro photographs of very small sections of cliche-verres made by Sam Peters in 2001. Cliche verre is French for "picture-glass," a method of producing prints by passing light through a hand-made negative onto photographic paper. The artist used Photoshop to change various aspects (especially color) in the images.
He writes, "I am also involved with making artist books with a group of artists who meet at my studio on a weekly basis. We make use of both traditional and digital processes to create our books. I have an MFA in printmaking and taught it along with other art courses in colleges around the Baltimore/Washington DC area for a number of years. I am a co-founder of Maryland Printmakers and one of the founding members of the American Print Alliance. I have shown my prints, photographs and mixed media pieces in the US, South America and Europe."