ONE IMPRESSION LEFT
In 1617-1619 an epidemic thought to be small pox, probably brought by early European explorers, spread through coastal New England, killing an estimated 90% of the native population. The central figure (printed in black), including the words, is from the 1630 seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The red shape surrounding the figure is a depiction of the smallpox virus.
13" x 10" (33 x 25.5 cm) image size
made with 6 shina plywood blocks
16 hand-rubbed color layers on Nishinouchi paper.
Edition: 25 plus 5 Artist's Proofs
25 of these prints were included in the Zea Mays Printmaking Portfolio called "Ten."