Scrimshaw Etching on Dead iPad

Experimented a bit at one point with etching on dead iPads using a lasercutter. The connection between endangered ivory and technology driven e-waste was a rich connection for me, as well as the idea that a civilization brinking on collapse would see a return to older technologies such as sailing ships.

The iPad was inked and printed using Gamblin Oil-based etching ink using traditional plate-wiping techniques. The laser-etched glass surface and the slightly raised edge of the tablet created issues for the printing of the surface, however the distressed look does not betray the central ideas of the concept.

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