Whistle softly

Botanicals
Whistle softly

In this botanical picture, Fern Apfel combines collaged text with water-soluble layers of lithography ink and casein paints. The words are alternatively a grammar lesson and an entreaty for kindness, counterbalanced with the whimsical thought: whistle softly. As Judie Gilmore, curator of Out of Print, wrote, “A playful plot emerges, offering a visual imagery that extends beyond the immediate.”

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