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From the artist:
First and Last marks my departure from making etchings. It is a double print of the first etching plate I started in 2010, when I returned to etching after a 26 year hiatus next to the first and last plate I made using the photo-etching technique in 2012. This image of a First World War soldier needing plastic surgery spoke to me of body dysmorphia, and the irony of how plastic surgery evolved from enhancing body functionality to empty vanity. That McIndoe worked in East Sussex, made it even more relevant to my personal journey.
This double print juxtaposes hidden, mental disability with visual, physical disability.
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” Cezar A. Cruz