Why Intaglio etching ?

I like the odour of the ink, the feel of the paper, the sound of the tool on the plate, the sensitive nature of copper, the bite of the acid, and above all, the extent of the process, from the preparatory sketch to the numbering of the printed etching. I have two essential sources of inspiration:  literature and the spirit of the times.

If as Giorgio Agamben says, "the contemporary being perceives the darkness of his/ her times as something that concerns him/ her", then I am a contemporary etcher.


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