Artist Paule Mainguy
For the past 20 years, I've been active in the trade of printing. My field of expression is intaglio, which is a very old copperplate etching technique. It's a slow and repetitive craft that allows reproductions.
Different processes help me to recreate images on the matrix; most of the time they are birds, but where the empty space occupies an important and significant place, as much as the engraved subject. In spite of myself, I have slipped towards this oriental principle by trying to respect the poetry that exists in this precious balance, as well as in the natural beauty of the ephemeral.
Being a cyclist myself, I am delighted to see these birds as a source of inspiration for Le Braquet.cc's new Special Collection The Birds, also thinking that their mobility will accompany you.
Paule Mainguy 2020
|Inking the matrix||Wiping of the ink||Matrix ready for printing|
Etchings and Prints