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The Elephant and the Rain

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The print is part of a porfolio titled " Myth of Creation" and also indlcudes a story made on cornhusk and cotton rag paper. This portfolio is a collaboration between the Artist Proof Studio (APS) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rutgers Center For Innovative Print and Paper (RCIPP) at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA and Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon, USA. It explores the universal theme of Creation through words and images and celebrates a common bond between peoples of the world. Five San artists from the Kalahari Desert region in Botswana were invited to APS to tell their Creation stories and to then make lithographic images based on these myths. Simultaneously, five Native American artists, from different Tribal affiliations, were invited to do the same a CSIA. Cornhusk and cotton rag paper for the screen-printed text pages was made at APS and the title page was printed at RCIPP. Containers for the suites of prints were made by each of the three workshops.