top: Untitled #5 (Ivory Field), 1985
aquatint, soft ground and hard ground etching, and spit bite, edition of 25, 29 3/4 x 44 in.
published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco
bottom: Brice with printer Hidekatsu Takada in the
Crown Point Press studio, 1985
Brice was invited to work at Crown Point Press in San Francisco with press owner and master printer Kathan Brown. He created a series of intaglio prints, the first in this medium in more than 20 years. This collaboration produced an extremely successful group of six prints, fully exploiting Brice’s iconography and palette. In a 1985 interview at Crown Point Press, he said, “Sense of scale does not depend on the proportional relationship of forms. It also has to do with the way the surface is experienced. One of the determinants of scale is time. How long it takes to get from one place to another… I think my elaboration of surface has to do with a quality of time.”