Author Archives: Iza


“The Stories about That Chair”

From my balcony, I look at that chair. Each season, it shows itself differently. In the Summer, the chair can barely be spotted, as it sits behind the tree leaves of a third floor back […]


“You are Listening” Exhibition March 24 – April 22, 2017 George Gilmour Member’s Gallery Open Studio Artists Collective, Toronto

  From Production Mode to Exhibition Mode   Printmaking is intriguing. Printmaking is very technical. In printmaking, the learning curve is steep. It took me a decade of dedication to build a body of works […]


Aesthetic Conviviality: What type of investment is the purchase of artworks?

Aesthetic Conviviality: What type of investment is the purchase of artworks? How the artwork resonates feelings and meaning in each of us? I ask, what we are investing on while buying art. When we bring an […]


Emmotional Geographies of Kensington Market, Toronto

The symbol of Kensington Market, where the local and the global meet. Diversity is represented by stores’ owners who translated their ethnicities in terms of what is local and unique. An image that communicates what […]


Philosophical Construct Behind Collecting Art

  “Artworld,” (detail) Cardboard, String, Mixed Media          One of the most intriguing aspects of a collection of artefacts is what criteria guided the collector’s selective process and what emotions are expressed […]


Angel Wen from The Dreamworld

      The images of Wen have shown up in my dreams for several years. The apparition of a moving figure, with wings and identifiable features. I welcome Wen’s visits in my dreams for […]


Beyond The Technique to Creative Coaching

Getting into the zone is already a great thing in terms of making artworks. Above all, staying in it and progressing into a creative flow is something even more special. This sense of accomplishment, of […]


I am an Alchemist! Halfway into the Residency at Crujera’s Studio – San Felipe, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

The last two weeks have been a total immersion into learning several alternative techniques for etching copper and zinc plates using electrochemical processes. The electrolytic method is extremely effective for etching, offering varied ways to […]


Packing for Artist in Residence on Printmaking @ Las Palmas, Canary Islands

I am going to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, for an Artist Residency in Printmaking. Alfonso Crujera, master printmaker and author of the book “Electro-Etching Handbook: a safe, non-toxic approach” (2013) has been my guide for […]


Repetition Triggering New Discoveries of Meaning and Signification

The image is decoded, encoded, again and again while searching for the true nature of a subject matter. Variations of the violinists playing exploring the relationship between our sensorial perception and the materiality of media and colors.The subje…



Experience materialized as a print. How images evokes the experience bringing the past to the present!


Electrotinted Deep Blacks: Nitric Acid (Zinc) vs. Electricity (Copper)

Even though I first started working as a professional photographer back in 1978, it was only nine years ago, after I had left behind a two decade career as a lawyer when I got into printmaking. It all started at George Hawken’s print studio at the Univer…