Bec Young


Bec Young
Mayday of the Black Water Dragon

This is a block print version of a papercut installation I did gigantic and miniature versions of in 2012, the year of the Black Water Dragon. Also that year, I helped make and perform a large dragon procession puppet for my town's Mayday parade, causing what was on paper to come to life.
In Mayday, a group of people dance, celebrating a sense of freedom, just below a large dragon. It is not clear whether they are pulling the dragon, or whether the dragon is pulling them. Perhaps neither is in control of the other, but they are bonded by an inextricable knowledge of shared destiny and inner power. This is a feeling that can be nurtured: in ourselves, on paper, and in the streets.

11" x 15"
Acid-free 140 lb. paper
Signed edition of 25

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