SUN-ETCHINGS

SUN-ETCH

BY ED EATON

Sun-Etching is a novel method for etching metals. The process involves creating an electrolytic bath of water and lemon juice by utilizing the power of the Sun. Photovoltaic modules are used to electrolyze a body of water. Within that body of water are two pieces of metal. One piece is connected to the positive output of the solar module, or the anode and the other is connected to the negative output and is the cathode. This establishes electrolysis in the water. (Electrolysis is where the H2O is split into molecules of hydrogen and oxygen) With the addition of metals in the solution of water and lemon juice ionization occurs.  To simplify the process one piece of metal gives up metal to the other therefore etching that piece. Most of the extremely small pieces of metal fall into the solution and some pieces bond to the opposite piece of metal. Sun-etching is unique to the art of Ed Eaton!

A novel method of etching metals via photovoltaics.

Using PV module to energize the electrolyte

SWEETNESS SUN
Sweetness Large hanging $225

The first pieces on this page are large works. They are approximately 20 to 22 inches in diameter. Made of galvanized steel and designed for outside on your house, wall, barn, garden etc. They can be hung inside as well. Over time the etch will rust more. I have many more pieces that are mounted on different backing to be displayed inside. Here is one example below. These you will find after the large hangings.

LARGE OUTDOOR/INDOOR PIECES ARE ALL $225.00 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING IN THE USA. SMALLER PIECES VARY IN PRICE! SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN PRICE.

NOTE: THESE ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES SO SINGLE ORDERS ONLY PLEASE!

Inside hanging
ETCHING SAMPLE

HAPPY SUN
Happy $225

FLOWER SUN
FLOWER $225
VIBRO SUN
VIBRO $225

PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING IN THE USA

HOPI SUN
HOPI $225
SWIRL SUN
SWIRL $225
PURPLE SUN
PURPLE $225
BEAVER $225
HORNED- TOAD $225
TIGER $225


SMALLER INDOOR PIECES

HAPPY/COPPER $160
MAYAN -TATOO $160
ARROW $160
PV $105
FIREBIRD $150




SHOPPING CART AT HOME PAGE
HEADER



EARTH $150
ETAN SUNGOD $150
MAURI $150
EASY $150
ABSTRACT $150
MONA $150
SLEEPING TIGERS $150
CORN-PEOPLE $150
GOLD SWIRL $140
SUN- FUN $150
GHANJA WEED $155






COOKING WITH THE SUN $160
DESERT LIVING $150
MELLOW SUN $150







CLOCKS BELOW

BUG CLOCK $150
EARTH CLOCK $150

SOME PREVIOUS PIECES