about this series:
This series of etchings was initially produced as a way for Tyrus Clutter to learn the technique of color viscosity printing. Originally developed in the mid-twentieth century by Stanley Hayter and Krishna Reddy at Hayter's Atelier 17 in Paris, the technique allows an etching plate to be inked with at least three colors simultaneously. Though multiple variations of colors can result from the mixing of the three inks, the plate is able to be run through the press in just one pass.
The imagery is composed of European cathedral floor plans and was chosen because alterations could be made to the images that would still allow the floor plans to be recognizable. The floor plans double as crosses and that double reading is mimicked in the titles which mainly come from biblical passages that include the word "plan" or some variation of that word. As with many words in the Christian vernacular, the words "plan" and "foundation" hold multiple meanings at the same time.