Driftless, color intaglio with chine collé, 10" x 12", 2007

Larry Welo has been creating etchings since the early 1970's. A graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Welo operated a studio in Minneapolis until moving to Wisconsin, where he currently lives with his family.

"My etchings have always been inspired by various aspects of my life; they are, in a sense, self portraits. My imagery is often rooted in the natural world. I create my etchings entirely in the studio; I find my information in sketches I have drawn, written notations and most importantly, my imagination. My images are not intended to be duplications of the world, but instead interpretations of it. It is important to me that the creative process be a voyage of discovery, always looking in new directions and following new avenues."

Welo Etchings

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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