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intaglio hand pulled print Kaos
Kaos II 2/3
8 1/8" x 7 3/4"

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This image is a collage of wonderings. The man is my great grandaunt Yeksabet’s husband. I think it is her first husband. It looks like he has chains around his wrists. It is a very strange backdrop. For some reason, I think he may be a prisoner of war. On a river in Syria, there were so many dead bodies thrown into it that the riverbed changed its course. There is still evidence today of where the river used to go, and remains of human bones that crumble to dust if they are disturbed. I suppose the feeding pigs stand for the fact that the world goes on no matter what is happening to you.


Handpulled, drawn and printed by Cynthia Motian McGuirl

TITLE: “Kaos”
DATE: 2007
MEDIUM: Intaglio: hardground, crackle ground, aquatint, chine colle
PLATE: Copper
IMAGE SIZE: 8 1/8” x 7 3/4”
PAPER: Magnani Pescia soft white 300gr, Rives BFK tan 250gr
PAPER SIZE: 15” x 11”
INK: Gamblin Portland Black

Designation Definition


WP Working Proofs: 4
x/x Arabic Numbered: 3
TP Trial Proofs:
II x/x Series #2 Edition: 3
CTP Color Trial Proofs: 1
AP Artist Proofs: 1
VE Variant Edition: 5
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