'Intaglio' Painting: a unique painting method revealing that which is hidden within the surface.

First, consecutive layers of sculpted paint are built up, each covering the one before it, immersing its 3-dimensional structure under a new topography. Afterwards, incisions and indentations are carved or ground into these layers, only to be filled up again with more layers of paint. Thus, images are inscribed or tattooed into the painting's flesh. In the final stage of production the painting surface is sanded down to disclose the layers and images buried within them.

This method - which combines actions taken from painting, sculpture and printmaking - treats the painting as an object, a body, which possesses depth and internal structure that can be stripped away and exposed. Invented anatomies and topographies are buried within the strata of paint, only to be exhumed by gradual erosion.