Ammonite Aria, Linocut-embossing with crushed, metallurgical Coal, 2011
Feather Fugue, Linocut-embossing with tar, 2013
The Coffee Cantata (BWV 211) is a secular cantata written by Johann Sebastian Bach between 1732 and 1734. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee, a pressing social problem in eighteenth century Leipzig, where this work was premiered. My projected print-series, the Carbon Cantatas, refers to the addiction to Carbon in our current society. The prints are encrusted with the purest form of carbon: Coal. All patterns are derived from fossilized plants or fossils found in coal. Coal, in itself, is also a beautiful, and natural material that is made of the remnants of plants that lived over 300 million years ago.
 Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweigt_stille,_plaudert_nicht,_BWV_211