Johanna Winters

My Inaugural Blog Post: The Sideshow

I’m getting underway with a new series of etchings, titled The Sideshow, that depicts a ragtag band of misfit performers who meander through ambiguous storybook scenery. This is a first-time collaborative effort between me and fellow printmaker Don Krumpos. We developed the drawings for this series in tandem, and are splitting up the labor in the studio: prepping the copper plates, etching the plates, applying aquatints and soft-grounds, printing, going back and re-working the plates (to fix our mistakes), and printing/editioning. Sharing these tasks has made the workload much more manageable. And so far there have been no major spats between the two of us.

 The Sideshow_working process