Printmaking processes can be materially fragile: litho stones break in the press, silkscreens rip open mid-edition, and the malleable surface of etched copper plates begin to break down during printing. All the ways of eking out a living as an artist can also feel fragile, precarious, and oftentimes not even possible. The content and contributions for this edition of SNAPline reached much further, filling out this issue with a nuance and attention to detail that we are proud to publish. SNAPline featured artist Miguel A. Aragón's energy is obvious in the integrity of his work and his ability to create something so moving and thoughtful out of a state of ongoing violence and trauma. Luke Johnson’s visual and written essay The Body in the Library pieces together a fragmented narrative chronicling both the mysterious demise of a librarian and that of the contemporary library itself. In 7012 Amber Maple, Morgan Melenka digs into the fragility of our contemporary built environment, charting the many layers of imitation and fantasy our daily lives are willingly built upon. In the My Process Q&A, SNAP artist Holly de Moissac’s practice connects the vulnerability of the human body to that of the natural world, dealing in metaphors of health care and first aid as tinctures for grief and loss. SNAPline cover image: Miguel A. Aragón, La incidencia del silencio (The incidence of silence), Two-color woodcut collé, 8 × 10 inches, 2019
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