HALFSLEEP is a limited intaglio edition of 20 prints and 1 artist proof. Released for the first time during Gerges' 2019 solo show "Quietus", HALFSLEEP, similar to the print "Forsaken", investigates the delicate balance of life and death, of grief and serenity. The baby fox, innocent and tender in pose, threads a line between sleep and death, maneuvering between compositional stillness and agitation.
The intaglio processes employed include hardground etching, aquatint, and drypoint methods. The combination of these processes showcase subtle shifts in value and the range of textures from the fox's fur to the ground. The final image is printed on Fabriano Rosapina Cream paper. Gerges' signature Buck chop is pressed into the lower right side of the paper. Every image is signed, dated, and numbered by the artist. The plate impression measures 3.75"x5" and the paper measures 12.5" x 15". The print will be shipped flat using archival materials and protected by a cardboard support backing in shipping. Please allow 7-10 business days for hand packaging and shipment of prints as each one is individually prepared for shipment.