Etched in Memory
 

These etchings were created between 2009  - 2010 and reflect on stories my mother told me when I was growing up of her life in Greece as a child. Stories of ghosts walking up and down the staircase in the middle of the night, running out of the bomb shelter to rescue a pet pig, walking to the neighbouring village with her mother through poppy fields. Her favourite flowers are embedded in my memories of her, and a landscape I could only imagine through a child's mind. As dementia began to take a toll on her life, her mind, her memories I wanted relive her stories through image and somehow make them more permanent. 

Rescuing the Pet Pig
Rescuing the Pet Pig

Multiple plate colour etching/softground 2010 50 x 65cm

Walking through the poppy fields
Walking through the poppy fields

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint/softground 2010 50 x 65cm

Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint/softground 2010 35 x 50cm

Festivity of Greek Easter
Festivity of Greek Easter

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 50 x 65cm

Geranium (1st state)
Geranium (1st state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Geranium (2nd state)
Geranium (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Gardenia (1st state)
Gardenia (1st state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Gardenia (2nd state)
Gardenia (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Dahlia (1st state)
Dahlia (1st state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Dahlia (2nd state)
Dahlia (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint/softground 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Hydrangea (1st state)
Hydrangea (1st state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Hydrangea (2nd state)
Hydrangea (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/softground 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Jasmine (1st state)
Jasmine (1st state)

Multiple plate colour etching 2010 11.5 x 10cm

Jasmine (2nd state)
Jasmine (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/softground 2010 11.5 x 10cm

At The Beach (2nd state)
At The Beach (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

Village (2nd state)
Village (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

Sunrise over mountains (2nd state)
Sunrise over mountains (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

Beach (2nd state)
Beach (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

Hillside (2nd state)
Hillside (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

Fields (2nd state)
Fields (2nd state)

Multiple plate colour etching/aquatint 2010 20 x 25cm

At The Beach (1st state)
At The Beach (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

Village (1st state)
Village (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

Sunrise over mountains (1st state)
Sunrise over mountains (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

Beach (1st state)
Beach (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

Hillside (1st state)
Hillside (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

Fields (1st state)
Fields (1st state)

Etching/softground 2010 20 x 25cm

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