In the Moment
Mezzotint – Image Size 8.25 X 10.75 inches
“In the Moment” was printed by Art Werger. Using an 8 1/2″ by 11″ copper plate, Werger hand rocked and burnished the 150 prints and 10 artist’s proofs. It was hand-drawn onto the surface of the plate from various photographs cropped and recomposed by the artist in Photoshop. No photographic reproduction techniques were used. The one-plate mezzotint depicts the East Side of Central Park near the Metropolitan Museum. The seemingly casual moment of the scene is rather ironically referred by the title since the image took more than four months to compose.