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Date of Work



Etching, aquatint

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Lower right


Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2008 Print Competition

Night Vision – Printing Darkness Portfolio

Art & Design Study Collection


Displayed: Third floor


Education Building

Artist Bio

Douglas Bosley received his BFA in printmaking in 2009 from Western Washington University and his MFA in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin. Using mostly mezzotint, Bosley’s art themes focus on the concept of how science can affect the Earth’s ecosystem.


Additional Information

A girl crawling through a hole in the floor into a messy room.

This work is from UND’s second national print portfolio competition for undergraduate students: Night Vision – Printing Darkness - Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2008 Print Competition.

The competition was developed in 2005 by Professor Kim Fink to bring attention to college-level printmaking programs.

The juror in 2008, Anthony Kirk, Artistic Director and Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, said the following in relation to the portfolio’s nocturnal theme:

Not surprisingly, the intaglio techniques of aquatint, drypoint and etching dominate, as they have from the age of Rembrandt and Goya, when artists needed to portray darkness in print. The velvety rich blacks and atmospheric plate tone of an etched plate have produced prints in this portfolio, which depict surreal space and the fears and anxieties of night.


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