(TOO) CLOSE TO THE EARTH

earth
(TE) DICHT BIJ DE AARDE

mixed techniques etching on zinc
1983 - 375 x 475 mm

By the time I was finishing this one, the etchers and engravers who worked with René Tazé , a famous Parisian printer, had a show not far from Antwerp. François Houtin and Bénédicte Mogrolle were staying at my place. I got the chance to talk with René and he agreed on accepting me in his studio around June the next year, meaning 1984. But he advised me to work on copper as it was better to work on and also better to print.

Needless to say this was my final etching on zinc...

They expected me to come with works like these, but my work on copper would be completely different.