A Small Life, to the Sky
Medium: Hand-colored etching with chine-collé
Dimensions: 5 x 5 inches (image)
Artist details: Japanese, 1969
Date of impression: 2019
Edition: of 20
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
"Mariko Ando's fairytale realm personifies a rabbit's life that is seemingly quiet and small. With Ando's careful hand-coloring and delicate etching lines, set against perfectly executed chîne collé, she effectively weaves viewers into the inky lines of the silent rabbit, watching birds fly away from her arms into the open sky. Despite being shy and silent by nature, rabbits are fantastic communicators with their clear body language, eye contact, and behaviors. However, it is easier to notice chirping birds, flying about. Ando understands this and chooses to elevate the rabbit's quiet, but important, life into the sky to be noticed and to fill up space with the birds."