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My professional biography

Following my studies of architecture in an art school in Tel-Aviv, I  worked for many years as a draughtswoman for an architect.

As drawing and painting have always played an important role in my life, it was natural for me to develop them, since I moved to Switzerland in 1988. It has become my profession, and I have had encounters with many artists from various domains.

I have worked at the “Aquaforte” atelier in Lausanne since 2001, where I have specialized in the different techniques of engraving, many of which I often combine in each of my creations. My work has been exhibited in galleries in Switzerland and in Europe, e.g. Spain, France, and England.

Around 2008, I developed a new method of sculpting. Starting with the copper plates that are used for engraving, I transformed them into sculpted figures by applying deep etching techniques.

In 2010, I started to work with local writers and poets, creating artist books, illustrations for poetry, as well as children’s books.

I'm a member of "Espace Artistes Femmes" (EAF), Lausanne.

My techniques

Engraving is the technique of my choice, as it allows an infinite numbers of ways to choose and to experiment. It is a general term, referring to many different ways of printing, which allow me to explore each time another expressive way.

The dry point, etching, aquatint, embossed print and calligraphy are just a small part of the possibilities that are available; combined with the choice of ink and paper, and sometimes using several printing plates, I can have an infinitely large palette of possibilities.

I have always been fascinated by the world of Japanese prints: The simplicity of lines, the combination of different colors obtained by the superposition of several plates, and the refined printing.

I have studied their techniques, originally developed for wood blocks, and adapted them to etched Copper and Zinc plates. This way I can use these ancestral techniques to produce my modern etchings.

Always being on the lookout for new methods for artistic expression, curiosity and experimentation lead me forward in new ways of creation.

My artistic vision

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotion recollected in tranquility”

- William Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1800

Creation is a poetic process; for me, words evoke images. It is a moment of magic, of mystery and fulfillment. I begin with an idea, an emotion, or a text, that I develop through various techniques to create the forms and colors, of which my final work is composed.

In my work, I express my gratitude towards the incredible richness of nature, with its savage and unexpected forms, employing my favorite ways of expression. Other limitless sources of my inspiration are ancient texts and mythologies, as well as modern poetry.

Press articles (in French)

- By Marie Bagi, president of EAF, on the EAF site:

- By Lliana Doudot, published in October 2022 in the Boulv'Art magazine (UNIL).

Article (pdf)

Images from the vernissage of the Boulv'Art magazine (Oct. 2022) can be found here:

- By Iocasta Huppen, podcast about the book "Griffures" by Jean-Claude Parmelin, with my illustrations:

- An article about the exhibition in La Roche sur Foron (France):

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