Friday, October 29, 2010

Gone, gonna rise again

optimism is everything

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


The first images are of aluminium sheet, impasto resist with a little magenta paint for pattern recognition when dry; copper sulfate and salt etch for about half an hour. This solution is also suitable for steel and zinc. The last picture is a brass shim sheet etched in ferric cloride, a chemical that can be used for copper too. I have made my marks with a paint brush.

A brilliant website for those interested in etching with the mildest possible chemicals is

Thursday, October 21, 2010

And so it was

Dad sent me this photo today to confirm that my memory of the
was correct. Beautiful. Thank you!

: )

Monday, October 18, 2010

Riding in carts with girls

I recently found this little card I drew 15th of September, 1976.

It makes me very happy to look at the picture, and I remember well what it's about: It was the beginning of my fifth summer, we were visiting my maternal grandfather's farm, and as a custom after winter, we gave the cart a new coat of paint. Shiny and black, and the wheels seemed huge to me then, I can recall the wooden surface warm in the sun and long spokes higher than my head. After, we went riding up and down on the sandy roads with my 'nanny', a teenage daughter of our neighbours whose long hair I just adored.

I also love the different angles of the drawing – I obviously thought about the 'people' part differently as I was in it, from the horse which I'd seen many times 'from outside', galloping past.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

pleasant roundness

20 September / Brunswick West