Quite unexpectedly, as Vasserot The armless ambidextrian was lighting A match between his great and second toe, And Ralph the lion was engaged in biting The neck of Madame Sossman while the drum Pointed, and Teeny was about to cough In waltz-time swinging Jocko by the thumb Quite unexpectedly to top blew off
And there, there overhead, there, there hung over Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes, There in the starless dark, the poise, the hover, There with vast wings across the cancelled skies, There in the sudden blackness the black pall Of nothing, nothing, nothing — nothing at all. -Archibald MacLeish
This lumen print was an experiment in using multiple elements. I dipped a cotton swab into my fix and drew the heart, the squiggle and the spots in the corners. Depending on the thickness and amount of fix resulted in the difference in color. In the top left hand corner you can see where the fix spread out creating a different effect. After drawing with the fix I placed a negative, a leaf, a pod and part of a fir tree. Print was created on expired Kodak polycontrast rapid II RC semi-matt paper.