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Edition of 1786 of which 300 copies are signed and numbered 1-300; 26 are signed A-Z as artist's proofs; one is signed as a dedication copy and three sets are signed as progressives.

February 18, 1988 Twelve colors, including hot stamped gold 17 3/8" x 24"

Client: Margaret Ann Seamster Everist, Sioux City Art Center, 513 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101-1305. Telephone (712) 279-6272 A-Z: Artist's own use Dedication copy: Margaret Ann Seamster Everist Progressives: One set to Mrs Everist

(Step-By-Step, Volume 4, Number 6; Western Art Directors Club 23rd Annual West Coast Show, 1988; Print's Regional Design Annual, 1989)

Influence: René Magritte

They raise a lot of corn there in Sioux City. Iowa is a corny place, and the corn-ettes metamorphose into corn stalks, cobs become paint brushes, and the corn silk into calligraphic golden skywriting. The basic idea is lifted from René Magritte, whose painting turns everything just a little on its side. Feet become shoes, rocks become doves. Pure corn in the Empire of Light.

"Empire of Lights" is the title of a 1948 Magritte painting.