About this work

Crested like palms, like waves, they too subsist

Sugar-lift aquatint, air-brush aquatint, and soft-ground etching
Image: 6 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.; paper: 7 x 7 1/4 in.

Page 9 for Volcanic Holiday, an artist's book of the poem by James Merrill with eight etchings by Dorothea Tanning.  Editions Peter Hooten, New York

In her own words...