The Gift is a print that I did right after completing the portfolio "Five Still Lifes" with Susan Goldman at Lilly Press and the momentum of the project carried over into this print. It was the end of the school year and Ginna was wrapping these gifts for Andrew's teachers and she always puts together an extra one just in case. So this gift came back in Andrew's backpack and it looked like an interesting subject. I really got into the way the light fell on the wrinkled and creased tissue paper. I never knew what underneath the tissue. It's still at the printshop at Pyramid- sitting on top of the aquatint box.