I made this print from the original paper-cut design commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity for their Endangered Species Condoms series. The leatherback is the largest of all sea turtles, growing up to seven feet long. They are the last of an ancient line of turtles. Their numbers are declining rapidly wherever they occur, mostly as a result of human activity: they frequently mistake plastic bags for their favorite food, sea jellies, and die when their digestive systems clog with plastic. As a consequence of their decline (and that of other jelly predators) the oceans are filling with enormous jelly blooms.
This is a handmade print, cut from paper and rubylith and printed at Flight 64 studio in Portland, OR.
Acid-Free French Paper