The most distinct characteristic of copper etching is the emphasis on lines and contours. Although the original dimensions of Sun and Moon: Floating? Sinking? are not large, the composition is powerful. Fast and forceful brushstrokes leave broken lines in its wake, while piercing white lines of the “Ripping the Tendons and Pealing the Skin” technique further enhances the tension between lines and contours. In etching print, through meticulous needlework, masses of lines are etched onto the copper plate, which ultimately consolidate to form a composition as powerful as the original.