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.
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!
PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING IN THE USA
SMALLER INDOOR PIECES
SOME PREVIOUS PIECES