Grace and Grit, Wildflowers in Bloom- Hand Printed, Limited Edition
Materials: eco friendly, sustainable, acid free, safe wash, elbow grease
Width: 6 inches
Height: 9 inches
A running friend contacted me about creating a piece for her. She had just finished her last round of radiation for breast cancer and wanted a token to remember the journey, but I’m guessing more than remembering the journey, a remembrance of the grace and grit that filled her body as she not only lived through a pandemic while continuing to parent two young kids, but took on breast cancer in the midst of it. I’m so proud of her as she navigated her treatment plan to completion with her smile intact and is now in a place where she’s doing the hard work of healing.
My running friend asked me to make something at the height of wildflower season in the North Country. When I thought of grace and grit in the world around me, my mind kept coming back to wildflowers in the prairie. These flowers appear every summer after experiencing brutally cold winters with feet of snow on top of them. Every year in spring using the water from snow and the light of a sun that didn’t warm them for 6 months, they decide to grow again. Regardless of how harsh the winter was, prairie wildflowers gracefully bloom in the summer, filling fields, swaying in the breeze, and luring pollinators. These creatures endure harsh winters and harsh times, and yet bloom still.
When I thought of my friend’s journey through breast cancer, I thought of wild flowers in all of their grace and grit.
This 6+ run print is 6"x8.5" and was hand carved and then printed by myself. This print is a limited editioned print with only 38 available. It's printed with Caligo ink (eco-friendly) on acid-free paper.
The mat board is not included in this purchase unless you select that option.
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174 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
I got this for my husband, but I love it, too! The colors are great, and so intricately crafted. I don’t know how Monica creates these masterpieces, but I’m grateful to have a couple of them in my home!
The print is so lovely, I can't wait to frame it and hang it in my home. Monica is a great artist and it's not my first time buying from her. It was shipped very fast and packaged with care. Thank you.
This artist does exquisite work and the detail is wonderful! The print arrived in perfect condition in a very short time. I framed it the next day and it brings me joy every time I look at it. Very happy with my purchase.
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