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I’ve been fascinated by beaver bogs for a long time, in part because they are far off the beaten path. The surrounding forests were clear cut for fuel and farming almost 200 years ago, but these bogs are said to have changed little since the beavers first dammed them up, potentially thousands of years ago after the last ice age. These creatures are responsible for a uniquely rich wetland environment with a continuous turnover of trees and plants that support themselves and other animals. Beavers have notoriously poor eyesight, with little color perception. I have made these muted, two-toned prints on vellum to mirror a unique vision of a precious, threatened environment, and backed the print with metal leaf to reflect the silver light I experienced in beaver bogs on many early mornings.