Etching is my way of storytelling.
The technique of “non toxic etching* has many qualities.
It is significantly less dangerous to your health and the environment. These properties give me a tremendous feeling of freedom when I am drawing, preparing the copperplates and finally inking them in.
I start with trying to find the most suitable etching technique to embody the image I have in mind. When underway, surprisingly new possibilities and beautiful coincidences occur . Sometimes an even complete new image arises.
On certain occasions, an etch asks for more and could even take shape as a painting.
For me, etching feeds my paintings and vice versa.
*non toxic etching; A safe, sustainable way of etching, discovered in the 1990’s. A method, in comparison with the traditional way, which uses significantly less harmful and environmental unfriendly liquids and materials.