Saturday, June 9, 2012

squid prints

I did these back in April, when I volunteered at the SFCB Earth Day open house. Didn't get around to posting about it due to computer issues.. so here they are.

These prints were made from a humboldt squid that was donated by the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This is a smaller squid; the mantle is about 16" long (they can grow to almost 6 feet in mantle length!). Water based block printing ink was applied to the skin of the squid, and then the paper was laid over the top and smoothed down.

with labels on butcher paper

on some lovely rice paper

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