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Woodblock print by Annie Bissett depicting a tin man being chased by a flying monkey
Japanese woodblock (mokuhanga)
6" x 6" (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

Tinman is an NSA database related to air warning and surveillance. I haven't been able to find any other information about it so far, but I love The Wizard of Oz, so I jumped at the chance to make a woodcut of the Tin Man. I had trouble imagining the Tin Man being in charge of air warning and surveillance, but when I added a flying monkey it all made sense.

4 applications of color, with blind emboss
Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20