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Edition of 1162 of which 125 copies are signed 1-125, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs; 5 are signed as dedication copies. No progressives

August 27, 2007

17-1/2" x 24", 9 colors
Paper: Mohawk Superfine 100# Cover

Model: Julia Maria Comacchio
Assistant: Francesca Angela Comacchio

Client: Chez Panisse Cafe & Restaurant, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94709. Telephone: 510-548-5525

Dedication copies: Domenico, Monique, Francesca & Julia Comacchio; Adalbuto & Dina Viggiano; Armand Comacchio; Julia Comacchio; Francesca Comacchio

1-125: Saint Hieronymus Press, Inc.
A-Z: Artist's own use

You can grow just about anything in California, and plenty of it. Even in Berkeley, blanketed in summer fog, my small garden yields mustard greens, collards, tomatoes, hot chili peppers, Meyer lemons, Queen Anne cherries, Golden Delicious and Arkansas Black apples, parsley, chives, rosemary, oregano, California bay laurel, sage, mint, lemon verbena, and strawberries. Flowers spring up everywhere: abutilon, camelia, fuschia, rose, iris, tulip, nasturtium, rose campion, impatiens balfouri and flea bane. Hummingirds and bees love the abution. Flowering crab apples are, for a few weeks in spring, the joy of the neighborhood. Little children gather under the white clouds of blossoms and shake the limbs for a "flower shower," and for a while the ground, strewn with petals, looks as though a snow has fallen.