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Mezzotints are similar to etchings and engravings. Fashioning a mezzotint is a hand-tooled method of creating an image from markings below and on the surface of a copper plate. 
The artist scrapes and burnishes the plate with various tools to make the image.
"As a printmaker I spend a lot of time reversing images...this tendency guides the direction of each piece as well as the evolution of my work...each piece is a part of a continuum..."
Biography
Dawn Blanchard, who lives on a farm in New Hampshire, derives images and inspiration from a long-held love of the natural environment as well as the people and animals that share her life.
After earning a BA in fine art and art history at SUNY/Potsdam, she held various jobs including four years with a manufacturer of museum reproductions, as well as assistant to a printmaker.

DAWN BLANCHARD
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