The Ilse & Gerben Etchings:
- Ilse & Gerben—Detail (Series of 8)
- Ilse & Gerben—Variation (Series of 9)
These artworks are made in gravure technique on a zinc plate in which I etched the image by acid.
Ilse & Gerben—Detail, is a detail from the oil painting on chipboard: Ilse & Gerben, Mara. But I switched them. Here Ilse is on the right. And Gerben on the left. Gerben’s eyes are black and are looking dissatisfied outside of the image.
I cropped the image tightly. To emphasize their faces and their closeness. It is about them as a couple. The world is left outside. The plate is printed twice, which gives the image a double exposure look. As if the image is shifting.
The original etching plate is lost. So these are the only and final etches left of the Ilse & Gerben etching series.