Red-winged Grasshopper
Holly Downing

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Vanishing VI: Red-winged Grasshopper
Printmaking: Mezzotint engraving with watercolor

3-1/2"h x 3 -1/2"w


We are in an insect apocalypse. I have spent the last 2 years on a series of mezzotints w/ watercolor of particularly beautiful, endangered insects, also part of an artist book entitled "Vanishing". The Red-winged Grasshopper is from that series. I was pleased, while working on this series, to discover the work of British artist Andrew Tyzack who has documented every species of bee in the UK with a tiny mezzotint.