Etchings Gallery

  • 01. Island series.
<strong>Ile de Peilz </strong>
An Island in the Lake Leman (Switzerland). Constructed with the rocks left over when the «Tonkin» railway was built, in honour of a Person who drowned. The Island was given to Queen Victoria, who gave it back when the Swiss sent her a Tax form to fill up. (True!)
(2 col. Etching. Made up of seven plates, OA paper size one metre. Image 85 x 58.5cm. Hannemuhl 300grm. Complete, 5 + 2EA. This is the principal plate. 50 x 60 cm (lxh))
  • 02. Island series. 
<strong>View towards the Valais. </strong>
A view from the Lake Leman towards the valley with the Island on the right (Switzerland). 
(Etching. One of seven plates. This is the second major plate of the «Ile de Peilz». 50 x 25 (lxh) Individual 20 + 2EA. 300 grm Hannemuhl)
  • 03. Island series. 
<strong>Queen Victoria. </strong>
A view from the Lake Leman towards the Valais valley with the Island on the right (Switzerland). 
(Etching. One of seven plates. This is one of three smaller plates belonging to the «Ile de Peilz» 15 x 15 (lxh) Individual. 20+2EA. 300 grm Hannemuhl)
  • 04. Special Edition etching 
<strong>The « Mouette »</strong>
Play on words with the Geneva « Mouettes » (small ferries) and the Seagull of the same name
(Etching, Edition of 70 + 3EA , Exhausted. (Chosen as end of year print for members of GeGrav.)
  • 05. Island etching series 
<strong>Ile de la Harpe</strong>
An island off Rolle, (Lake of Geneva). Constructed in honour of General de la Harpe.
Part of the series « Islands of Lake Geneva »
(Etching, 94 x 64 cm. Image. (paper 120-80. Edition of 20 + 3EA)
  • 06. Island series 
<strong>Haughty horticulture</strong>
Expertise and artistic agricultural attitudes 
(Etching. Edition of 25 + 3 EA.)
  • 07. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>Venice and Vendetta</strong>
Guy Fawkes (« occupy » mask, V for vendetta) and a « Venetian Carnival» lady.
Drawn from «folk tales» with a truthful base in history. Identification with a social movement 
or an historical fact (Venice and the plague, shown with Guy Fawkes and the destruction of the English Parliament). But, even under the masks, you can find love.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  •  08. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>The «Beautiful Hen », (hair style).</strong>
In France it is called “La Belle Poule”, it is the extreme of an hairstyle «added to or composed». 
Known for it’s extravagance – to be better than all the others. The beautification of self as an artwork.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 09. Vanity and spectacles 
<strong>The show and the music.</strong>
The singer with two musicians, - a little bit « Folksy » ie. Cuban, Romanian or similar.
With music said to be «popular», as an alternative to music supposed to be» serious».
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 10. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>The Dog Salon (bitches).</strong>
How close are we to our four-legged friends? Is it vanity or fashion to change our best friends into an object of luxury? The identification between the dog and its owner.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 11. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>Fashion parade </strong>
Contrasts and similarities between the model and extravagant clothes.
The «creators of fashion» - and the spectators who are also a part of the show.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 12. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>The bigheads.</strong>
Hairdressers lounge. Spherical hairdryers and round skulls.
After «Death and the maiden» by Grunewald. (And others)
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 13. Vanity and spectacles. 
<strong>The gymkhana </strong>
Identification with our companions? A gymkhana shows the link between the riders and their mounts. Here is the preparation for a «historic» or «fashion» parade. The horse is a little recalcitrant.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)
  • 14. Vanity and spectacles 11. 
<strong>Storytellers ; Egyptian scribe and a writer</strong>
Contrasts and similarities between the two. The Storytellers represent the weight and the beautification of memory. The recollection of stories, their preservation and transmission through the ages. The female writers were for a long time almost invisible as the creators of written works ... ( Jane Austen, Charlotte - Bronte sisters, George Sands Elliot, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, Agatha Christie.) Here two ages meet.
(Ink brush drawing, A3)