Bamboo Etching

Bamboo etching is a technique discovered in New Zealand and accredited to Stanley Palmer. The discarded sheath of the giant Bamboo, which grows around the Auckland and Northland regions, is used as the matrix which the image is scratched into. The plate is then printed like an etching, with the bamboo leaving a uniquely organic texture. The organic nature of this material means it quickly breaks down, necessitating small limited editions.