Where Art works for Bird Conservation
Welcome to my world. It is an eclectic mix of birds, bird conservation, and my art.
I draw. I write. I am a printmaker who loves etching, monotypes, and now I am experimenting with green printmaking. Birds inspire my art. So, I work to protect them by connecting people to their importance to us .
The process is labor intensive. Here a brief description. Etchings are created on metal plates. I use 16 gaze zinc plates. The plate is coated with a waxy acid resist ground. Taking a sharp drawing tool, I draw the image on the plate removing the ground. The plate is then placed in nitric acid. The acid bites the exposed lines. The Dutch word for bite is etch. The plate is ready to print. Printing an etching is called editioning. The 100% rag paper is soaked. The plate is inked and put on an etching press bed. The paper is placed over the plate. It is run through the press. An etching image is created. Here are a few of my etchings,