Bert Menco

Why? (2011)
composite mezzotint
6 x 9 in.

Though they may seem simple, my drawings, intaglio prints, and paintings are actually quite elaborate; half a year’s work on an image is no exception for me. I draw directly or use small sketches, even doodles, as image-generating nuclei, often combining two or three that appear to complement each other. I rarely use concrete references, but rather work from inner visions. I don’t see my images as telling a story but rather as reflections of inner feelings, similar to some poetry, and would like observers to read them as such. I like to believe that my work carries a certain mystery.