About Heike Roesel
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My inspiration and motivation for my etchings is the pure love of creating imaginative ‘worlds’ that inspire the viewer to find their own stories. I enjoy listening to those stories. And as much as a landmark, a book or an unusual event, they can feed back and form the base for a new idea. I write and draw daily to record my thoughts and images that strike me. This way I collect the different elements a new print will be composed from.
Etching is a wonderful medium to allow for the step-by-step building up of an image.
During the plate-making process, surprises are thrown in and force me to re-think, right through till the last stage of inking the plates and pulling the print.
My etchings can be described as semi-abstract landscapes of vibrant colours, with wriggling lines, floating hills, beaches and seascapes. The artist that I find most influential to my work is the Austrian painter Hundertwasser. Like me, he did not like straight lines. Because they limit the imagination. And imagination is what else there can be.