Negative Carving. Modeling intaglio; cutting a die or relief in the negative, all relief is sunken and mirror image. Such relief becomes positive when the die is struck or the bas- relief is cast. The time-honored way of preparing dies –hand engraving each one – was negative carving. See relief.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor