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First Falls

Cassie McGettigan

Spring 2013

“First Falls” was my first multi-color // multi-screen print, and the one with the most preparatory drawings I’ve ever made for a print. I’m talking a 2” high stack of sketches with differing approaches to line and fill, in every scale and every colorway I could imagine. Looking back, I have no idea how I, or my long-suffering partners, got through it, but I’m pleased with what we decided to do. The imagery was inspired by fountains, Lichtenstein’s painterly half-tone, leaf skeletons, and Arnold Skolnick’s peace bird poster for Woodstock.