Etching & aquatint in edition of 75
Image size 20 x 30 cm
Paper size 32 x 42 cm
Drag Queen on the Rocks is an allegorical print depicting a drag queen focusing all her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent on negotiating a very rocky and uneven landscape. The title alone suggests that it might be all over for the Drag Queen: she is in difficulty and likely to fail; in tatters, ruined, and perhaps beyond repair. But never underestimate a drag queen. The fact that she has the nerve to wear stiletto heels while rock climbing in crinoline frock may seem preposterous, but it says something about her mettle. She is fearless and a force to be reckoned with and will overcome everything life throws at her.
This print is an etching and aquatint made on a copper plate. It is printed on Somerset Velvet, an off white heavyweight 300 gsm handmade paper from St Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset. The print is in a limited edition of 75 and signed, numbered and dated in pencil by the artist. The image size is 20 x 30 cm on a paper size is 32 x 42 cm.