Professionally framed drawing.
I trace the lines of the scales of the river snake. We used to find her in the yard behind the
house, by the river. Now you can find her name with the growing list of endangered species. I
took some of the leftover ink from the print shop, determined to make something, but afraid of
using anything. Every material I use leaves a mark, it doesn’t just go away. It seeps out into the
waterways, until the snakes cannot live in the dirty water. I roll out the mystery intaglio ink on
glass and lay the paper over it, copying the lines of the snake scales, following them with the tip
of a pen as if they were a river way. I enlarge the trace monotype on the photocopier and trace
the lines again, the river becomes more intricate, the tributaries; more complex.
Length/Depth: 16 in
Width: 3 in
Height: 20 in
Length/Depth: 38 in
Width: 3 in
Height: 24 in
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Autumn Rodges-Ducharme is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly in drawing and printmaking. Her work values healthy habitats and illustrations of home. She attended BealArt (2017), NSCAD (2021) and studied environmental sustainability at Dalhousie in 2019. Her series entitled Water Marks (2020) eases downstream impacts of human consumption using inks made with materials from her homes in Huron County, Ontario. Autumn is the recipient of the Grand bend Aquafest Award (2014), London Embroider’s Guild Award (2017), and exhibits across Southwestern Ontario and Nova Scotia.