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Disembodied intaglio print
Disembodied 2/4
Intaglio
6" x 7 1/4"
2007

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A vision during a fainting spell as a teenager: I’m traveling down a long black tunnel. I feel like the wind. There is no physical body or thought. I am traveling very fast. All of the sudden, I realize what is happening. I come back to consciousness- I do not want to do this. I slowly go back. I am beginning to be able to see. I see a tiny desert. It gets larger and larger as I move towards it. It is replacing the black. I can see myself- or rather my body- lying in the desert. I am just a speck, but I am getting larger and clearer as I travel closer. I am very close to my body. I begin to hear the voices of my friends calling me. I cannot see them or speak. I very slowly leave the desert and gradually come to consciousness in my body. I am very shaky and frightened.
Looking back on this event, I relate it to the experience of my great grandaunt when she was half dead in the Syrian Desert (see “Morcord’s Melons”).

PRINT DOCUMENTATION

Handpulled, drawn and printed by Cynthia Motian McGuirl

TITLE: “Disembodied”
DATE: 2007
MEDIUM: Intaglio: hardground, aquatint, scraping, burnishing, chine colle
PLATE: Copper
IMAGE SIZE: 6” x 7 1/4”
PAPER: Rives BFK white 250gr
Chine colle: gold & silver flecked tan
PAPER SIZE: 10” x 11”
INK: Gamblin Portland Black, mixed blue-green Graphic Chemical

Designation Definition

TOTAL IMPRESSIONS: 16
WP Working Proofs: 5
x/x Arabic Numbered: 4
TP Trial Proofs: 2
II x/x Series #2 Edition: 4
CTP Color Trial Proofs:
AP Artist Proofs: 1
VE Variant Edition:
S1 State 1:
S2 State 2: