insistence, teeth

Essay: Lori A. Moseman | Prints: Sheila Goloborotko

“Art’s work is to ask for mercy.” I do not always believe this, but when I am immersed in Goloborotko’s Dear Deer series, I am certain art’s role is to heal. This essay-length meditation delves into the painful production process of lithography. Stone teaches us our human limits over and over. Goloborotko’s prints resonate so fiercely I cannot help connecting them to Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World or to Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table. Then the horror of current terrorism finds its way into my personal narrative about the loss of a cherished dog and a beloved father.

The collaboration is published in the ecopoethos (eco || poesis || ethos ) issue of Dusie Magazine edited by Marthe Reed. See