Gayle Wohlken- Burton, Ohio USA
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Location: Burton, Ohio
Print Title: Magicicada Septendecim
Paper Dimension: 5 " x 7 "
Image Dimension: 3 1/2 " x 5 1/2 "
Pigment or Ink: Oil Based Inks
Comments: I heard the 17 year cicada once about 10 years ago and I never forgot the wonderful, eerie call from thousands and thousands of them. Some biologists say these are "Pharaoh" cicadas because it sounds like they are saying that. A long drawn out "Phaaaaaa-raooooooooooh" I guess it does when I think about it. They have beautiful red eyes. These prints were more beautiful when the ink was still moist. Something about dried ink -- even the most vibrant colors dull a little. I hope you get a sensation of sound when you look at these.