A series of etchings started after a move from Italy to Texas, in a state of displacement. Observing how local seed pods had evolved to endure the extreme climate helped me to gain a sense of where I was on the earth, and allowed me to play on the edge of visual humour, both through the peculiar forms and textures, and through the hyper-intense quality of the sculptural etched line which is at once fluid, having been made virtually without friction, and mechanical, forced into depressions in the plate under the tremendous
pressure of the press.
Etching and chine collé
Etching, spitbite and spray aquatint
Etching and spray aquatint