Since 1983 etching is by far his beloved medium. Working in copper or zinc with dry needle or etching lines with nitric acids, lately often combined with aquatint, gives him the happiness of true craftsmanship. ‘But there is always a part best described as magic. His work is often a reflection on feelings or historic events, struggle for live.’ Since 2003 he works as an autonomous artist in Holland as well as Curaçao.