MARGARET MERRITT:  Printmaker and Papermaker
Lady Fern on Lace
2010
Monoprint
5" X 7" image, 11" x 14" mat
The lady fern grows abundantly in the woods around our house. Its delicate shape and airy silhouette resembles, to me, fine lace.

To make this print, I printed a solar plate etching of this common fern on handmade gampi paper background that had been previously patterned with inked plant materials. The thin gampi paper was pasted onto a heavier cotton rag paper.
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