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enclosure by yohabroha enclosure by yohabroha
This is the only entirely etching that is going to be in my BFA show.

It had a mezzotint background, but that plate made the image extremely dark, and I was unhappy with it.

I like the lightness of this final product.


THE IDEA:

so the latest group of work I've been working on has shifted to sea life. I have grown fascinated with the jellyfish of Palau's landocked lakes.

I'm trying to make a cultural statement by juxtaposing open ocean sea life with the jellyfish found trapped in the inland lakes.

open ocean life = the world on an international level

jellyfish = close knit cultural centers that are more local.
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Dwayne-L Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow! I hope you have this framed and on display!
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yohabroha Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i framed that one and it is now hanging on the wall at the burger place i love at my old school!
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vix4here Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
how did you get texture on your manta ray. I just can't figure it out :(
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yohabroha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh! i know that it looks somewhat different, but this print was just made with two plates. the manta ray is just etched line and an aquatint! I promise that's all it really is.

I guess we can call it a "happy accident"
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makie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Great ideas. The red in the manta ray is much more visible here than on your postcard. I love the spottedness you've got here too. Awesome.

and it looks like a few of the jellyfish are trying to keep up with the manta ray. i wonder how long they can keep up.
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