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This unique, 14-color letterpress print is based on one of my magic 8 ball weavings, but is its own piece of fiber art. Each print has passed through the printer's hands and letterpress 44 times, mirroring the repetitive, rhythmic nature of weaving itself.  It combines blind deboss printed tapestry texture with the cotton fiber of Somerset textured 300 gsm softwhite paper.  

The "What Do We Know About the Meaning of Life?" print is based on a weaving made by asking questions about the meaning of life to a magic 8 ball that reflect how people have interpreted life throughout time and across cultures. Examples of some interpretations include:

* “Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.” - Jean Paul Sartre

* “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso

* “We can realize the ultimate meaning of life in ordinary existence.” - Wei-Ming Tu

* “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” - Albert Camus

The multi-colored pattern reflects the magic 8 ball's take on our interpretations. This print is the second of a series of prints made with Britt Madden at Halcyon Letterpress (who has the patience of a saint). The "What Do We Know About the Meaning of Life" print is the second of seven that can be enjoyed on its own or collected as part of a set as they are made available.  


Print Size - 16" x 24" (includes 2" border)

signed, open edition

includes explanation of "life" inputs for the weaving pattern


Please allow up to 7 days for your order to ship.

* Orders within the U.S. will be sent via Fedex Ground and will include tracking and $100 insurance.

* At this time international orders are unavailable

Ships in a sturdy mailing tube. Unfortunately returns/exchanges are not accepted and I cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. 

Thank you for supporting the crafts of weaving and letterpress with your purchase. It is greatly appreciated.

What Do We Know About the Meaning of Life? (print)

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