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Introduction

Flowers of Turbulence is a suite of sixteen color mezzotints comprised of eight portraits and eight images of flowers. Nineteenth century daguerreotypes served as inspiration for the portraits, each of which represent a product of a turbulent society, i.e., greed, compassion, or obedience. Five mezzotint plates were used in the execution of each image, providing the means of layering imagery and attaining a depth of color. Selected plates were printed a la poupée, that is, two or more color inks were applied to one plate.


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