Trico. by SCHANILEC, Gaylord, b.1955.

Trico. by SCHANILEC, Gaylord, b.1955. < >

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Colour wood engraving printed by the artist, one of an edition of 250, signed, numbered and titled by the artist. Image size 10 x 6 cm (4 x 2.5 ins). Paper size 23 x 14 cm. Printed on Monadnock paper.

Also known as Tricoruythodes sp., engraved for ‘Mayflies of the Driftless Region’ written and hand printed by the artist in 2005.
’ Fly Entomology’ by Frederic M. Halford, published in London in 1897, was the inspiration for ‘Mayflies of the Driftless Region’. Halford, the Victorian innovator and popularizer of modern fly-fishing, scientifically described and surveyed the principal British mayflies of his time, but he did not claim his work as a comprehensive entomological treatise. Instead, ‘Dry Fly Entomology’ was aimed at providing anglers with a basic, working understanding of the nature of aquatic insects. ‘Mayflies of the Driftless Region’ can make no such claim: it is not a field guide. Instead, it is a study of mayflies by an artist....
“I have created 13 depictions of mayflies, color wood engravings with each hue printed from a separate block of end-grain maple. These images are the result of careful microscopic study of specimens collected from streams near my home in rural Wisconsin” (Schanilec).

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