Evan Summer has been working in etching since the early 1970s. He’s completed hundreds of plates, and over 50 of these are landscapes. These landscapes often include architectural or geometric forms incorporated into the landscape. Other subjects include vegetables, geometric forms (pure forms without landscape) and insects.

They are done on copper plates usually with drypoint and engraving in combination with etching. Many of the larger plates are etched 12 to 18 times. Evan does all of the plate work himself without workshop collaboration. With the exception of the four prints done during his residency in Guanlan, China, he also does all printing. The prints done in Guanlan were printed by Liu Hongliang.