Prints

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.

Gumball
Gumball

Etching

Gumball
Gumball

Etching and chine collé

Nuts in Conversation
Nuts in Conversation

Etching

Devil's Claw
Devil's Claw

Etching, spitbite and spray aquatint

Wrinkly Balls
Wrinkly Balls

Etching

Long Hairy Pods
Long Hairy Pods

Etching and spray aquatint

Little Live Oak
Little Live Oak

Etching