of Proms 2004
18.5” x 16.5”, irregular. Letterpress, woodcut, and
polymer relief on variable handmade paper. Edition 27.
The Yugoslav PROM-1 landmine used in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the subject
of this print on variable handmade paper. With a large image of
a PROM and a map of Bosnia, the print examines facts about the mine's
manufacture and use in the Balkans war. The blue, white, and yellow
stripes are colors from the Bosnian flag. $500
Luis and Domingos 2004
16.5" x 13", Irregular. Letterpress, woodcut, and polymer
relief on variable handmade paper. Edition 32.
Mozambique and the many nations that supplied mines for its internal
wars are subjects printed on paper made from the clothing of Mozambican
mine victims (Luis and Domingos) mixed with traditional fibers
and the currencies of the mine-producing countries. The M is enlarged
from Mozambican currency. $500
African Story 2004
13” x 16”, irregular. Letterpress, woodcut, and polymer
relief on variable handmade paper with pulp painting. Edition 20.
Facts about Mozambique, its wars, and its mine victims are printed
with an outline map. Blue pulp painting suggests the sea and the
long, beautiful coast of Mozambique while the text describes the
two internal wars of over thirty years and their effects on the
of War 2005
20.25” x 10”, irregular. Woodcut and letterpress on
variable, stenciled handmade paper. Edition 33.
Concentrating on the facts about children in Angola, this print
states: “In Angola, children represent 49% of landmine casualties.”
“The amputee population is estimated at 70,000, of which some
8,000 are children under the age of fifteen.” It seems that
among mine-affected countries, Angola’s children have been
very heavily impacted.
14” x 17”, irregular. Letterpress and polymer relief
on variable handmade paper. Edition 30.
Using the red, black, and gold colors of the Angolan flag in the
paper and the printing, this piece states, among other facts,
“According to the United Nations and U.S. Department of
State, Angola is the third most heavily mined country in the world.”
The paper pulps include fibers representing traditional Angolan
exports (cotton, sisal, coffee sacks) along with victims’
clothing and chopped up currencies from Angola, USSR, USA, China,
Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, South Africa, and other mine-producing or
mine-supplying countries. Cuban currency should have been included
but was not obtainable at the time of papermaking. $500