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On returning to London, Alex moved into her new 1700sqft studio in Deptford, London. The crates containing the work made whilst at the Albers Foundation in Connecticut, and the zinc plates, arriving on 14th July.

Alex took the 88 etched zinc plates to the Print Studios Cambridge where she met with the master printmaker, Kip Gresham, for the first time.

They then began the process of printing a proof set of the eighty eight blind embossed etchings together.

Three days spent cleaning the plates and filing the edges.

Identifying the etching plates against the photographs and the number of the day marked.

Deciding on the paper to be used for the edition: Moulin du Gué, 270 gsm.

How the plate was to be positioned on the paper; margins top, bottom and sides.

And then the printing of each plate, the excitement of lifting the paper and seeing each image for the first time.

Finally stacking the paper into blotters to dry, carefully weighted down so as to not impact on the emboss before the Proof set was taken back to London on 6th September 2006.

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