This small edition 12.5 x 17” print is a collage of screenprint and intaglio processes stitched together by hand. (My favorite metallic copper ink is used for the leaves too!)
This imagery coalesced from the memory ghost of a Halloween night I experienced as a child. I don’t recall my costume or how much candy I ended up hauling away in my pillowcase. Only one small snippet has followed after me all these years.
First, there was the heavy moon. It was round and full, glowing through the purple-blackness of the velvet sky and silhouette trees
Next, the wind. It was chasing dry, fading leaves around my paused sneakers, skittering and rasping. The earthy scent of far-off bonfires followed those leaves down the sidewalk, trailing off slowly with a chilly, silent bite that foretold of the coming winter.
That night, gazing up at the heavy moon, I believed, with the easy certainty of a child, in magic. Now I’m older and certainty is not an easy thing to hold onto, except on the nights I can gaze up at a heavy moon.
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