Elizabeth Busey Bloomington, Indiana USA

'Rest at Last'

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Name: Elizabeth Busey
Location: Bloomington, IN

Print Title: Rest at Last
Paper Dimension: 7.5" x 10"
Image Dimension: About 8.5" x 6"
Block: Linoleum
Ink: Handschy Oil-based litho ink
Paper: Thai Unryu
Edition: 50
Comments: This was a reduction print.  I was surprised at how translucent the Unryu paper becomes after layers of transparent ink.  The moth glows best when the print is set on a white piece of paper.
I was inspired to create this image when I came upon a small box on a top shelf that contained the body of a luna moth.  We had found the moth in the fall, quietly lying below some trees.  I learned that these moths are short-lived, spending their summer quickly reproducing before they die.   Such ephemeral beauty.