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Three Plants for Heartache and Grief Rose, Mimosa, and Heartache
three plants for heartache and grief
18 x 18

This print features a bundle of Rose, Mimosa, and Hawthorn, three plants used medicinally for treating heartache and grief. A powerful formula I first read about in Janet Kent's zine Herbs for Mental Health, I have come back to these plants often. I began this print after heartache from romantic loss and grief from the seemingly endless local and national injustices felt like too much to handle. Connecting to these plants felt like a reminder of possibility. I finished this print for the Prison Justice Art Show and Fundraiser organized by Let's Get Free in July 2018.

This print is 18 x 18 inches and screenprinted in light pink and black on Arches 88 archival printmaking paper. After screenprinting, I melt beeswax into each print so they have a soft, velvety surface and the paper becomes more transparent and golden. Because of the waxing and printing process, each print has subtle variations and small particularities which gives each print a unique character--please expect some minor variations from the print pictured.

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