Medium: Etching with chine colle on Arches cover white and Handmade Gampi Natural.
Size: 22 1/2 x 18 in. Paper / 13 3/4 x 11 in. Image (five pieces) 19 x 21 in. Paper / 11 x 13 3/4 in. Image (four pieces)
Edition: Portfolio of nine, edition of 10. 4 Artist's proofs, 2 Printer's Proofs, 1 I.C. Impression, 1 B.A.T.
Release: November 2007
ANNA GASKELL, Atonement (2007), a portfolio of nine etchings with chine colle printed by John Greco at Josephine Press, Santa Monica on Arches cover white and Handmade Gampi Natural paper in an edition of 10 with 4 Artist’s Proofs, published by I.C. Editions, NYC.
A figure struggles, her body morphing ineluctably between unruly animal and contrite child. Her entrapment resonates with the minotaur of Jorge Luis Borges' The House of Asterion, imprisoned behind unlocked doors surrounded by ample empty space. Her penance parallels that of Carlo Collodi's puppet Pinocchio, whose physical transformation to beast of burden follows that fateful trip to Pleasure Island. The punishment hardly fits the crime, yet the woman embraces the penalty in the hopes of atonement.