All the etchings in the show except the latest (the one called "Strange Trees") began their life as a snapshot photograph taken by me at the place I was interested in. I used an involved and convoluted method to cause the photographic image to become an etched image on a copper plate. * The method is ripe with opportunities for accidents and I used them to build freshness and liveliness into the work. Once the images were embedded in the copper I began to use traditional etching techniques to build upon the photographic "blueprint", to try to draw out of myself and into the world something of what I felt watching the original landscape.
After a lot of revising and re-etching I called the plates finished and printed them, with the results shown here.
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