This file art serigraph (or “silkscreen” print) combines several things that were a big part of my life once upon a time. First, I found this photo on one of the glass plate negatives in my grandmother’s studio. She shot it while the Delta Queen was docked at the end of Main Street in McGregor, Iowa, on the Mississippi River. I spent a lot of time in McGregor as a child. I reproduced it using a photo screen printing technique that I created by rubbing the ink through the stencil using rags soaked with solvent and ink, rather than the typical squeegee. Every print turns out just a little different from the one before it, so each one becomes a limited edition artist’s proof. I find the result to be a nice balance between realistic and abstract.