Chimera or Breath: Is her hand grazing her belly or the green spring Oak leaves?
Her baby already emerged.
Her legs sprout Oak blossoms.
Red is our blood pulsing with oxygen.
An interchange, a melding, a melody.
For this work I thought about the layers necessary to convey our interdependence with trees and that our very breath/life depends on them. I did a collage of five printings. I used one negative for her legs, one negative for the baby, two negatives aligned in printing for the Oak tree blossoms, and one negative for her hand. I painted the oak blossoms with green and red Kremer pearlescent watercolor.