Title: “Many Swans”
Materials: Lokta Paper, Tissue Paper, Nori Paste, Ink
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″ Matted
Description: Hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-printed, and hand-colored chin-collé linocut
Fun Fact: Inspired by Amy Lowell’s Many Swans: Sun Myth of the North American Indians, this quote in particular derives from the following excerpt:
Sunlight struck sidewise on a chain of arrows, below were cold clouds above a sky blooming like an open flower and he aiming to the heart of it. Many Swans saw that up was far, and down was also far, but he cried to himself that he had begun his journey to the sun. Then he pulled a bush from his hair, and the twigs had leaved and fruited, and there were salmon-berries dancing beneath the leaves. “My father, the sun, is good,” said Many Swans, and he eat the berries and went on climbing the arrows into the heart of the sky.