This print was influenced by undergraduate studies with Tricia Johnson who introduces traditional letterpress printing and intaglio through the interpretation of lines of poetry. I selected the lines "Those accidents of grace or luck. That red velvet '30s jacket. How it sleeked over the hips." Ideas surrounding time, fertility and fossilization of life were explored using imagery from Art Deco, Buddhism, 1930s wallpaper and fashion as well as skeletal remains (of present mammalian and ancient reptiles). This is an artist proof for the final edition.