Some examples of etchings from 1987-1995.
After two years at the Free Academy The Hague, there was a certain basis to pick up the graphic work. This resulted in color etchings with a figurative character.
Sizes went up to 50 x 70 cm. There was no need for small etchings. I learned the etching from Wim Bettenhausen in those years. At the time, many people were working on small mini-etchings the size of a postcard. That didn't interest me; I wanted to go as big as possible. The limiting factor is the press width.
Themes are processes that take place in nature, fossilization and the transience of life. A trip to faraway places such as Indonesia was also a source of inspiration.
Trained as a biologist I have always been fascinated by natural processes; the origin of life forms; the almost model-like character of the way in which a body takes shape in embryology. That spatial process in itself is sufficient reason to make a series of images, if I could at least.
With life also comes its disappearance: death and, on a larger scale, the extinction of animal species. The stillness and freezing in time produces fantastic shapes