In person, this alligator is so big and so detailed, you keep expecting to lose a finger as you touch it. This image represents this mans heritage and place of residence, fused into personal imagery (alligator, owl). He asked me to guess where he lived, so I said "Florida." Turns out I was right, with Ft. Lauderdale being the specific town. The outlining and shading are such that this reads fantastically well, even at long distance.

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all images in this presentation are © 1994 Rachel Schwarz.
all images shown in this section were taken at the 1994 NTA
convention held in South San Francisco, CA, USA
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