Monday, August 6, 2007


etching, drypoint & chine colle on hahnemuhle printmaking paper, image (plate) size is 60.5 x 25.4 cm printed on 81 x 60 cm paper size.

The maroon dark red is the chine colle tissue paper printed/pasted onto the heavier printmaking paper (it was laid on top of the copper plate that has the etched drawing [inked up in blue] and ran through the press to be printed on the heavier paper).


  1. I like the white white white in your work, you kind of infected me with this love for white paper!
    And you make me want to make prints!!!
    You're inspiring, do you know!

  2. thank you, Uschi! you say the nicest things. i want to get back to making prints too. as soon as i could get my own etching press...

  3. thanks for the pics. looks like a nice neighborhood.

  4. Firstly, thank you for leaving such very nice comments on my blog. It means such a lot when you get nice feedback from anyone, but especially people whose work you admire.
    Secondly, are these etchings for sale?

  5. Wow, you are so versatile, trying out all these different media! I really like these etchings, they have a childlike quality and yet are so sparse. I find them very moving and esp. the last close-up made my heart stop, that small red rectangular mouth. Or is it an eye? Don't know why it feels like an orifice to me and now I phantasise flesh and breath and movement. I'm in that kind of mood as I just read the chapter Red Meat: Fragments of Stesichoros in AC's AoR, don't think I breathed once. Just now I feel like I don't ever want to read anything else again, just this. I'm in love! What strange words, they seem to pierce my heart. Started reading yesterday and was so overcome that I had to stop, feel I can only take it in doses. It's the story of course, but mainly how it's told. Will talk to you more about it. So glad I found your blog and through that this book, this chain of red curled words.
    PS. The Ted Hughes edition of Ovid's Tales is very readable, I'm sure you'd enjoy it.
    PPS. Take good care of your crying girl.

  6. Oh Mien, I wish too you could see them here, the photos are o.k. but as ever with artwork it's strongest in real. Feel the same about your work, maybe that's an idea for a new invention, allow us to slip through whatever conducts messages and materialise in other places (you can see I'm not very technically minded).
    It was so good to find your message. Often when I get up in the morning the first thing I do is go to the computer and check if somebody has written something for me and there was nothing and then I wrote my new day-blog and checked again and there were two! Such joy! And I'm so glad you like my new hairy girl, still looking for title for this series, but currently thinking of them as my lovely daughters.
    Couldn't go on reading in AC yesterday, brain and body just didn't work, but today... I can't believe that this Sicilian poet chose to wrote about Geryon and wrote so perceptively, full of emotional intelligence and so beautifully. I am very interested in Greek myths but always prefer the figures on the side, often female, to the male heroes. I get exasperated by the lack of information about some of the characters I find most interesting and flesh them out in my mind. And now Geryon comes alive, you feel him breathe, be, live... and die. Will read more today, in a corner, quietly, and see what it makes me feel.
    Have a good creative day my faraway blog-friend!

  7. Oh my goodness Kruse, I had the same thought: '...are these etchings for sale?...'

  8. Ahhhh! I'm off to do some drawings.
    Your work is inspirational.