Engraving is a trace carved on materials of various nature (wood, metal, plexiglass and many more) which fully reveals itself only through printing. The carved and printed sign is never the same, it has dissimilar intensity and vibrations: every sheet is always alike and different. The fewer the copies printed, the more precious the work; while it appears to be a multiple reproduction, it is never so. Obviously I speak of traditional engraving and not of those photomechanical or industrial techniques which are more suitable for posters than for artistic engraving.

Engraving has the gift of unpredictability while it is being made, and that is why the outcome often bewilders the artist.