Geomancy is the art of understanding and working with the natural earth energies and was one of the original early sciences of the planet. Abstraction inspired by natural forms holds a depth of inspiration for the venturesome artist. When this deep-bite etching was made, Becker had long mastered his technique and understood the unique qualities and possibilities of printmaking. He was living closer to nature than he ever had before and was fueled by his environment. When viewing these three proofs at once, we see how the artist builds up a picture, giving weight to the line, shadow to form, and how color can add depth and atmosphere.