THIS PRINTNUMBER TWO OF FIVEIS FROM THE SECOND EDITION OF FOUR EDITIONS. Price for the artwork includes1. The etching, both matted in archival materials and a wood and glass frame, 2. All handling costs,3. The cardboard shipment box,4. All bubble wrap, plastic, and other packing materials, and, 5. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. The framed and matted artwork arrives to the collector already wired and ready to hang. The framing includes a brown craft paper backing, and moreover with a wall hook and nail. This surrealistic scene originated with three original drawings by the artist, all based on his original photograph, taken in October of 1987 at the Louvre Museum in Paris. According to the Louvre’s website, this sculpture is described as, “The winged goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This monument was probably an ex-voto offered by the people of Rhodes in commemoration of a naval victory in the early second century BC. The theatrical stance, vigorous movement, and billowing drapery of this Hellenistic sculpture are combined with references to the Classical period-prefiguring the baroque aestheticism of the Pergamene sculptors”. The sculpture itself was unearthed in 1863 on the isle of Samothracein the northwest Aegean Seaby Charles Champoiseau, French Vice-Consul to present-day Turkey. DiFalco integrated a spider web into his scene as a commentary on the woven connections between reality and fantasy... as well as on the dubious nexus between the Divine and the Finite. The Media for this zinc plate etching includes oil base etching inkCharbonnel brand from Parisprinted on RivesBFK white paper. Mulberry bark paper from Thailand, infused with Japanese Kozo threads and also treated with methyl cellulose, was cut from a stencil that the artist created. This purple paper was then placed over the winged figure in the Chine colle printing process. Three baths in a Nirtic acid bath were required for this hand printed etching. The other etching techniques employed included intaglio, aquatint, and drypoint. This editionthe Second of Fourwas printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the Fleisher Art Memorial campus. This is print number 2 of 5 in this edition, and all four editions are limited to only five prints.