Etching

Each etching starts by the transfer of a field sketch or watercolour on a wood board which is then engraved. I ink the board with a paint roller, place a white paper on top and slide the whole thing through an etching press. Every colour requires a new engraved wood board, its own specific lick of paint, perfectly re-positioned on the original paper. The end result is a relief print in woodcut.
This technique traces back to the famous Japanese relief prints. It is basically a rubber stamp system. Each image is printed on Japanese paper in limited edition, numbered and signed.