Helen 1

…it is usual for the practitioners of today to make a well-developed drawing which is transferred to the block and painstakingly followed, in which case the resultant engraving is in spirit a copy.  I am a glaring exception to this rule: I determine the composition and on this place the large forms, then, on the block, draw such details as I can pre-conceive.  Then between the tool and the material, I begin thinking in the wood: so only can original creation take place.