Casa di Dante Exhibition

It’s been a while, since I had an exhibition.

This time I’m together with two other engravers and painters: Vincenza Poneti and Guido Del Fungo.

A small recap of some of my favourite etchings, together with a bit of the new production.

Saturday 16th February 2019 at 4,30 PM.

Circolo degli Artisti CASA DI DANTE, Via Alighieri, Florence

Opening times:

10-12 AM/4-7PM Excl. Mondays

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Ivy Shoot (Second State)

A modified version of the Ivy Shoot is now available.

It’s a 18×24 cm etching on zinc, to which as a second state I have added some Lavis, and Marbling.

This is one of the new works I will be exhibiting at the Casa di Dante gallery in Florence, from the 16th to the 28th February 2019.

Real Woodcuts

These two woodcut are very different, in their making.

The green one on the left, “Chainsaw”, is created by pressing a chainsaw cut-down tree.
I went in the wood, with paper and ink, and found a near-flat stub.

I inked it, and printed it on paper.

“Typographer” took quite a bit longer. It’s a spruce mite’s work.
The Ips Typographus, makes its way inside spruces’ barks.

I collected this, soaked it in water for a month or so, and, when soggy, printed it.

Skull

I am pleased with the result (etched on the B side of a zinc plate) of this Skull.

The two techniques (Sugarlift and Marbling), allow me to obtain a fresh ‘non drawn’ pattern, very unusual for my work.

Experimenting.

Ivy Shoot

Ivy Shoot.
Tralcio di edera.
2018, Etching on zinc,

An old Ivy plant, eaten up by our dogs, has revealed the incredible beauty of its wood.

This copy was bought by an architect, and is now somewhere in Japan.

I wonder if it will be hanging on his home, or studio wall…