The butterfly is a deep and powerful representation of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. They can also represent endurance, change and hope.
Using the non-toxic process of solar plate etching, I utilises the same sun my specimens are found and drawn in. It is a quick, simple, non-toxic etching process, using the sun and water instead of acids and solvents to etch the plate.
I process my existing pen and ink drawings with a plate made ofpolymer filmwith a steel backing which is then exposed to the sun then developed in the local rainwater.
This printmaking process is called 'Intaglio' meaning a design incised or engraved into a material.