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About the Artist
All my etchings are original compositions; none are copies of ancient paintings or tomb drawings. The cumulative knowledge gained from over twenty-five years of travel and study allows me to present original scenes in an historically-accurate, yet completely new, way. By learning how the Egyptians and other cultures used color, design, and dimension, I have developed guidelines for converting my own ideas into correct representations of ancient beliefs, ways of life, and aspirations.
The initial design of the images is an effort which sometimes requires months, or even years, to complete. Upon completion of the design, the image is etched onto a zinc plate, using nitric acid. The plate is then inked, hand-rubbed, then pulled through an etching press to transfer the image from the plate onto the etching paper. The final step entails painting the etchings, using acrylic washes.
As you view the work, remember that all etchings are hand-pulled, embossed, and individually painted. No photographic plates or computer processes are used in any stage of the artwork. This guarantees the uniqueness of the images, as the colors and the tones will differ between each one.
Each etching is individually signed and numbered; all edition sizes are limited to 250 etchings or less. Information sheets accompany each etching. These sheets explain the symbolism represented and the stories which are being depicted.
My artwork reflects who I am and what I believe. When my images appeal to another person, it provides the basis for a genuine connection between us. Because I want that connection to be worthwhile, I attempt to make my artwork both visually attractive and symbolically meaningful.