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Inma Herrera (b. 1986, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland)
Petrified (II), from the series Vestigium of a Human Imprint, 2019
Dried etching ink scrolls cast from a mold taken of an etching plate; copper thread
Installation dimensions: 3 x 14 x 12 inches
Printed by the artist
Imprints are not always easily perceptible. A black leather-like material with no special appeal can contain delicate and precious information that the eye cannot see at first glance. Somewhat resembling unknown artifacts, the scrolls present an experimental printing technique in which the paper is not the support, but the ink itself. A tension arouses from the blurry threshold between surface and substance. Digging into the manifold ways of deconstructing and experimenting with etching techniques, I explore the concept of Imprint which is constantly present in my work both in material and concept.