GESTATION The theme "Gestation": etching: attacking the metal matrix plate with acid. Ancient, outdated process... It suits me, it is long: 9 months, from June (manufacture of the matrix) to March (the drawing)... a birth... Can the intimacy of my work be said?... Calling what is deep, inviting it to reappear in a state of "consciousness".
I seek the exaltation of the line as the poet must exalt the word. I seek the exaltation of the material that supports this line and at the same time gives it a space... as the poet knows how to exalt the space between words. On the sketch sheet the lines are organized, the silhouettes are inscribed, on the plate, the material comes to life, the touch of the hollow becomes a promise... an intimate moment, reserved for me alone! Then comes the fascination of the inked plate ready for printing... and childbirth takes place: the printing, the completion of the work, revelation, fixation in time of a search for line and matter that aims at an adequacy, a sensitive and poetic place.