Hug it Out
Author Virginia Satir once said, "We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." This print by Gregory Beauchamp renders a heartfelt reminder to "hug more" through photocopy transfer: An image is layered face down on the printmaking paper, and then a citrus solvent and patient hand-burnishing transfers the copy to the final print. More impressionistic than a screenprint, this method celebrates the subtle variations characteristic of a hand-printed image. Handmade in California.