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[1]. 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.

[1] Wikipedia,,_plaudert_nicht,_BWV_211