Perfection is boring, artist molluscs indeed are draftsnails.

Copper plate slug etching

Bad leaves make good prints.

Humans instinctively classify leaves and flowers.

A brilliant and thought-provoking snail is a skillful draftsman, making sense of dead leaves for perfect soft ground copper etching prints.

botanical print

Skeletonized leaf for botanical prints

Snails make amazing skeletonized leaves by etching out the green layer of freshly dead leaves, artistic slugs cautiously avoid barking up the wrong tree.

botanical leaf copper etching

Skeletonizing leaves helps copper plate soft-ground etching exposing the graphic design of botanical leaves vein skeletons.

skeletonized leaf

Leaf engraving made by snails

The search for beauty is a full-time job for art snails: Skeletonized desirable futures, printed for artsy molluscs. Art is part of human nature.

Copper plate slug etching

Snail art is distinguished by its deep feeling for dead leaves and a peaceful pilgrimage in search of art. Copper plate etching of snail-eaten leaf (La Réunion island).

juneberry leaf soft ground etching

Geometry of saskatoon berry leaves (juneberry), OK, but where is the difference between nature and art?

alnifolia berry leaves

Not yet ready for soft ground etching!