English Oak tree in Germany

This framed etching and aquatint is about to go to Germany, in an English household.

Oak Tree

Etching and aquatint on zinc.

©2010 Iain Antony Macleod


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…


It was 1981, when living alone in Scotland, at the age of 20, I started my (auto)destructive period.

This was an Edinburgh wreckyard.

Ivy Shoot

Our dogs decided to uproot an old Ivy plant in the garden.

What became exposed was a marvellous, nervous piece of wood.


Etching on zinc, 2018

Ivy Shoot, (detail)

Ivy Shoot, (detail)


Saturday 21st April 2018.

A first series of artists was called to participate with their work, each one being able to invite 4 artists each, who, in turn, could invite 3 artists, who could invite 2artists each, creating a series of rhizomes.

I have been invited by Stefano Breschi, invited by Sue Kennington, who was invited by Vera Portatadino

I decided to bring the OctoTree.