This manière noire lithographic print of zebra mussels is printed with the addition of a embossed letterpress printed poem. The poem was written by Milwaukee poet Kathryne Gargano.
- White or Grey BFK paper
- Oil Based Ink
we wrap our fingers around the water’s throat
(fingers, in terms of:
cigarette stubs / fishing lines / six plastic yokes / a doll’s head / salt & pepper shakers / my grandmother’s / 2,500 sets drifting after death / a refusal to sink / bottles / bottle caps / bottle-nosed dolphins nudging sea sponges / nudging candy wrappers / nudging toothbrushes / friendship bracelets green & black for her narrow wrist / i play with the tail / a bright bead on the end / we use to build lizards / scuttling across the kitchen floor)