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This piece is a one-of-a-kind monoprint on BFK Rives Printmaking Paper with uneven deckle edges on two sides. The work is part of my series "Nature Vs. Nurture." It is one of those pieces that began with me inking a plate for objects such as leaves and cut-outs and then took on a life of its own--I refer to these types of pieces as 'byproducts.' The images in this work reappear in many of my prints. With monoprints, only one exists, but elements of one can re-invent themselves in new combinations to become another unique original--the byproduct takes center stage. This one became a true reflection of Nature Vs. Nurture. The menacing head evolved from a cardboard wine bottle divider, which was printed over the ghost of a deconstructed food container - 'upcycled' found, man-made objects overtaking the gentle natural elements in the background struggling for dominance.
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