Erna’s artistic work is a wilful rejection of all forms of aggression that cause impotence and pain. This is the core of her work. It’s also the essence of her own life, her commitments, her availability, her energy, generosity, friendship and love.

Her work consists not only of etchings, but also of water colours and collages. In each of them she seeks to create an atmosphere of wonder, admiration and beauty, aroused by what she sees, hears and feels.

Grounded in the earth, the recurrent theme of the horse is her hallmark. In this archetype of power, freedom and service she seeks to show the gifts of the earth. With her supreme command of etching techniques, textures, lines and shades she gives body and soul to this archetype.

Anita Daenens