Empty Nesters, 2006

Valentine 2006

Empty Nesters, 2006

This year’s print was partly inspired by The Unparallel Adventures of One Hans Pfaall and his escape from creditors as told by Edgar Allen Poe, and also simply the lightness of our empty nest with both children in college.  The old, well-used, gas-guzzling van was cut free this year.  Our bungalow converted to a hot-air powered flying machine with aileron oars to steer by, providing lofty romantic views from the back porch.  Soaring above the earth, the trajectories of my year’s travels demarked upon the continental United States, center of the print, can be seen through the vapor of lift off.  Only our home’s footprint is left behind.