The catfish Intaglio(Etching, Aquatint) | 8” x 10” | 2014 (part of BALDERDASH BFA Exhibition)

Excerpt from story: She donned the great cloth and wrapped herself in it, scooped the catfish into her arms, and sat on her cold kitchen floor. She chanted the words, “Thank you, thank you” to comfort the fish as life left its body. The fish eventually died, but the vivacious spirit of the fish rose from its body, free to now swim anywhere it pleased on this earth. For a reason not quite known to the fish or the girl, it chose – at least for the moment – to stay with the girl in her home.