BONE CAGE by Anthony DiMichele

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This is a miniature Mezzotint engraving on copper. The plate it was engraved on is 1"x 2.5"
It was exhibited in England in a printmaking competition. I used Daniel Smith Intense Black etching ink on Lana Gravure, french printmaking paper.


figure, etching, famine, engraving, minature


  • Ash Sivils
    Ash Sivilsover 5 years ago

    Very original and very well done!

  • Penny Edwardes
    Penny Edwardesover 5 years ago

    Brilliant and confronting work Anthony!

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 4 years ago

    Wow-small but oh so powerful! Love to know (or see) how you framed this work.
    Well done.

  • Thanks Y~ Mezzotint engraving is typically a miniature medium. It is work intensive to prepare the ground on the copper plate, so they tend to be small… and most of the printmaking venues for them are constrained by miniature formats. I consider them a challange like Haiku poetry… trying to say a lot in as few lines as possible, or in this case, as much content in a small space as possible. I simply mat the prints, for a small frame ~ usually in the 8×10″ range… the extra mat sets off the image nicely. ~A

    – Anthony DiMichele

    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

    FEATURED in Dark artists, dark art group.
    Excellent work.

  • thank you very much. I appreciate it.

    – Anthony DiMichele

  • titus
    titusover 4 years ago
  • Thank you. I was so glad to find this group… I am trying to organize a group (here in Washington state) of artists, social workers, scientists, activists…etc. for a Collation for Socially Conscious Art.
    I often wonder why there is a paucity of such art These Days!
    thanks again. Anthony

    – Anthony DiMichele

  • butchart
    butchartover 4 years ago

    moving work that challanges the viewer… very relevant for art….. bravo…..b

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 4 years ago

    This artwork is so moving. Thank you for choosing it for exhibition.
    Your caption grabs the heart and doesn’t let go.
    Congrats on your FEATURES!.

  • well, thank you very much. Yes, PEACE be with you too!

    – Anthony DiMichele

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 4 years ago

  • its an honor~ thank you ~!

    – Anthony DiMichele

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 2 years ago

    Not sure “feature” concept suits with a group inspired by philosophy
    we’re happy to show your work as a clever illustration of what a thought can be….

    thanks you belong to our little special group

  • Yes I agree. And many thanks for hosting this “little special group”. (ps. as a digression: do you know about Dr Jason J Campbell? on Youtube? he is offering a lot of Free philosophy lectures primarily on Critical Thinking and Power relationships. Peace to you~ Anthony

    – Anthony DiMichele

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 2 years ago

    to be honest……. being french…….. I never heard of him… but I checked…..
    and I myself think we have a lot to learn from others thoughts
    that’s what I do……. every day……..

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