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These drypoint etchings are in response to the animation work I was doing with “She Plants a Head”. They depict a mother Mary type figure solemnly grieving over my decapitated body. This figure allows for a triple meaning, inserting religion from Mother Mary, the personal because my mother’s name is Mary, and the political because she does not look out of place in a shawl that relates her to current events. The medium and the way the figures are rendered relates it to Goya’s disasters of war, and the title is largely directed towards him. For these prints no two are the same, they were all either altered by additional drypoint marks or by a different wiping process, creating six unique images.