“Human Ash Reactions.” Vol 86, Fall 2006. Manaugh, Geoff. “A friend of mine once pointed out that an imaginative reader can trace the rudiments of William Blake’s literary cosmology back to his acidic and physical printmaking process. In other words, the reverse-engraved, anti-metallic incisions that Blake literally burned into copper plates lent a great deal of their intensity to his elemental writings on heaven and hell. The process of engraving, in this view, served both to influence and to enact, on a chemical level, the fiery theology that Blake described. I was reminded of this while looking at the photographs of David Maisel.”
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