Letterpress printed broadside from linocut and polymer plates. Edition of 200.
"The broadside was commissioned by Amanda Deutch, who chose the quotation and the photographic portrait. Because the subject was a deserted Coney Island, a reference to the sea seemed appropriate, so I cut waves out of linoleum and overprinted them in successive darker shades of blue to suggest motion and distance. The quotation is set in Bulmer, in foundry type, just as Whitman was trained to do. The signature is a facsimile, printed from a polymer plate, as was the portrait, taken around 1872 when Whitman was in his fifties." -- artist's statement