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Polymer photogravure print "Bee Leaf-Cuttings" by John Pearson
Bee Leaf-Cutting
Polymer Photogravure
11.375 x 17.25 in.

Leafcutter bees visit soft-foliaged plants and take tidy pieces from the edges of leaves and use them to line nests for their young. Leaves for this print were collected and pressed over the course of a summer; arranged in three collages; photographed; and output on a single piece of film from which the printing plates was produced.