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woodblock print of a map of the U.S. Mexico border with border guard, boys climbing fence, and Coronado by Annie Bissett
BORDERS #1 - U.S. / MEXICO
Japanese Woodblock Print
19" x 26.25" (48.26 x 66.68 cm)

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From a series about fences and walls along international borders. Based on a satellite view of Nogales Arizona and Nogales Mexico.

14" x 22" (35.5 x 56 cm) image size
made with 4 shina plywood blocks
23 hand-rubbed color layers plus rubber stamp
Echizen Kozo paper.
Edition: 12
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"In this print, Annie Bissett tackles the topic of immigration. She layered satellite views of Nogales, Texas, and Nogales, Mexico, images of Spanish conquistadores, references to land once occupied by Native Americans, and overlaid all with figures climbing a wall under the gaze of a border guard. The transparent waterbased inks used in moku-hanga serve well the artist's complex story of disinheritance, displacement, desperation, walls and fences." Roberta Waddell, curator of prints emeritas, New York Public Library.