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Main Character Energy: Megan

Main Character Energy: Megan

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Main Character Energy is a project that grew from the idea that you see your closest friends in a way that resembles how you imagine your most beloved book characters. The details of their face are less important to you than every experience you've ever had with them, and their literal character. I began by inviting contributions from my community: write to me about your best friend. Describe them like a character in a novel, and tell me some quality/habit/speech pattern you've borrowed from them. And because my community is the best, they wrote me long letters of admiration for their dearest friends, as if they had been waiting for the opportunity. 

I took these responses and redacted them down to very short poems. I type-set and blind embossed the poems into paper, and printed linocut portraits on top of them. The portraits are from stock images, they may or may not resemble the people they are about, since I don't know what most of them look like. 

Thank you, Clare, for writing in about your friend Megan. 

resonant presence
in her orbit

Artwork Specifications

- linocut reduction and letterpress
- limited edition of 32
- The image area measures 5x7.75" (12.5x19.5cm) and the paper measures 7.5x10.5" (19x26cm)
- Printed with rubber based Vanson ink, which is lightfast and will not fade over time.
- It is part of The Friendship Project: So this is love
- 10% of print sales are donated!

Framing Suggestions

I recommend framing this print in an 11x14" frame that is any colour except black. Have a mat cut with a 7x10" opening and match it to the colour of the paper (a warm white).

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