This softground Series began during a series of Workshops with Eugenio Cecioni.
This is Japan, my first soft ground, dedicated to the Fukushima disaster.
Then came the small Butterflies…
The Tuscan Butterflies is a a watercoloured softground, created using olive flowers.
while the Butterfly Vortex is both softground and Hardground etching, watercoloured..
the Three Butterflies is made with the use of Ginkgo Biloba leaves.
I don’t always watercolour this one..
I customized this one with a calligraphy caption I wrote:
The Butterflies are aware of that feeling deep inside of you, that warns you you’re upset.
They don’t exist, but they still help you.