Lithograph 10: The sky swimmer, lady of lago
Lithograph 10: The Sky Swimmer
Randomly adding nitric acid (yup, super randomly for the video and this was my first time that I was okay with me being seen all bald hahah)
First etch and the image as usual rolls up as dark as night
Scratching in details to save the day and working in the acid
The Sky Swimmer, lady de lago
10 Hanehmühle Editions (300gms printing paper)

This image represents the delusional confusion chemotherapy brings. I was in the middle of my chemotherapy and I did not stop coming to the litho studio hours- even when I could not walk properly or had immense deathly fatigue. I came regularly, however, I could sense that I was not quite ALL there... chemo changes everything in you, it haunts you...

 ...Your stomach feels that has another universe inside it... you do not know if you are floating in a lagoon full of dense foliage or if you are swimming in the sky. You are everywhere but here on earth.

During this stone, it was the first time I wore a mask for every step; and had to take many, many breaks to just sit down and breathe. It was a good pace, but exhaustingly slow.

I have to thank my Professor Tina Velho, class monitor Joao Racy and my class mate Estevam Ribeiro who all have been a source of incredible strength and endless help at every step of the way. 
Lithograph 10: The sky swimmer, lady of lago
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Lithograph 10: The sky swimmer, lady of lago

A stone made while taking chemotherapy, hence, heavily influenced by chemo delirium.
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