My scratchboard work depicts a beautiful Chimpanzee, with the aim to show the soul of the animal through the expression of its eyes. The Chimpanzee looked quite thoughtful and reminded me about the relationship to our past animal ancestors, like the great apes.
I have done this work on Scratchboard to create a fine contrasting work in black and white. A Scratchboard is a wooden panel, covered with clay and a top coat of black ink. I create the white lines by scratching the surface.