Ghost

Ghost

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All prints are handmade by Peter Ralston on archival rag paper with an archival ink set.

Small Matted Prints - This collection is printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, matted, ready to be framed.

Sightings - This limited edition (LE) collection of 64 images is from Peter's 1997 book, Sightings. This edition is limited to 25 prints of each image plus five artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 17 x 22 inch sheets.

The Master Prints - This limited edition (LE) collection of 25 images were selected as especially important to the artist. This edition is limited to 50 prints of each image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.

Custom sizes of this image are available by special request.

The story behind Ghost

Poking around the perimeter of an islet not much bigger than a tennis court, I happened to look down as an imperceptible surge rolled back the island’s fringe of rockweed to reveal this old wooden trap.

I had thought myself alone, yet suddenly there was the presence of humankind on the island with me. Whose trap was this? How did it fetch up here? What were the stories in this?

A portrait of someone missing…but who and how and why?

I titled this Ghost in response to those mysteries, but also because a trap that is lost to the sea keeps fishing, keeps catching lobsters that, in turn, feed on the lobsters that preceded them into the trap. These are known as ghost traps…they just keep on fishing.

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