Christmas Cactus in Small Works show at 440 Gallery

Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cactus, Etching

I am happy to have this etching included in the 2015 Small Works Show at 440 Gallery, through January 10th, 2016.  It is a very fun and varied show, in terms of media, subject, and vision.  The image is from a copperplate etching with aquatint that I originally made about 10 years ago. I recently revised the plate and then printed a small edition of the new version; the one in the Small Works show.  The christmas cactus was a present from my family, who know how much I prefer living plants to cut flowers.  A decade later it blooms happily in my Brooklyn window twice a year.  In the drawing, the flowers seemed to be reaching out for something, so I gave them a small bee for company.

 

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