Visual internal and external stimulus
surrounds us constantly. Whether alive or inert, shapes, colors,
textures, light, shadows, lines, geometrical forms and movements
can grab the observant artists attention and instantly open
a creative path. Past and present fluctuating ideas are part of
this ongoing process.
Investigating and working with different
techniques allow me to keep on discovering new directions for
my work or to integrate a new concept to an established one. It
is a collaborative interaction between me, the materials I use
and the process.
My works are on paper, printmaking, drawings, water media, mixed
media, digital images,
photography and collage.
In the last several years I have worked
with printing techniques that avoid the use of harsh chemicals
concentrating in collagraphs, cyanotypes, relief prints, photolithographs
and polymer plate etchings incorporating prints or transparencies
of digitally scanned objects or of my own photographs. I also
work with sumi ink, my love for black has never diminished, watercolors
or acrylics, pastels, color pencils, graphite and black chalk
and might use one or more of these for the finished print.
I keep many notebooks with sketches
and clippings and also a vast amount of objects in my Studio for
reference but as my images keep on evolving while I am working,
I stay away from rigid preconceived planning and I welcome what
I call accidental surprises because surprises can
turn out to be positive and beautiful elements of the finished
I have no particular predilection for
a specific figurative or not figurative subject; it can be a face,
a body, a flower or a smell, a tree or its roots, letters and
numbers or perhaps a color
or a shadow. A series based on a particular subject or form might
develop while I keep on trying to be alert to new visual happenings,
to welcome a new perspective.
I let my imagination find a balanced
solution between the use of the selected materials and their inherent
qualities, the images as they develop and the composition of the
I believe that the visual stimulus
around us renews itself constantly and that inspires me
to keep on renewing myself and my creativity.