Commissioned in 1991 by Brooklyn College Press, Goloborotko made these color viscosity prints under the tutelage of sculptor/printmaker Krishna Reddy. Goloborotko layered zinc plates with asphalt then sculpted it. Adept with dremels, needles, roulettes and burils, Goloborotko carved the sun, earth, moon and stars as she encountered them in Cherokee, Wasco and Snoqualmie oral traditions. The word-wizards summoned here are educator Deborah Poe, organic farmer Lisa Wujnovich, Aikido expert Katie Yates, new media specialist Belle Gironda, and spoken word champion Laura E. J. Moran. Each of their lives is intense enough to stake a heart to a spit. Their collective poetic bag-o-tricks will make Coyote jealous.
Goloborotko's Studio 20th Anniversary Edition Published February 24, 2012