It's been a little while, but finally I have something new to show here. Over the weekend I finished a new etching and pulled the first few prints from it. Though still rather small, at 20 x 30 cm this is the largest copperplate I've worked on so far and also the largest plate that I can get through my tiny printing press. When I printed it I could only manage a very small border on each side, so I think I will have to find a few hours in an etching studio with a larger press in order to edition this print so that it can have reasonable borders around it.
I am planning this print to be the first in a series of five prints on a theme of doubles. All of the plates will be this size, so I'll probably go and print them all at once when the other four are finished. So far they are all drawn out in my mind (along with a whole host of other things), but not yet on paper, so I've still got a long way to go. This plate took quite a while, with days and days of drawing out repetitive lines or stippling away for hours on end.
The title of the print is French and literally means something like "two weights, two measurements". A better translation in English would be "double standard". But rather than saying too much about my own motivations, I'd prefer to allow you the freedom to interpret on your own. I hope November has been treating you well!