My etchings present specters from other times that mediate in contemporary political and personal contexts. Using only intaglio and drypoint, I reanimate the detail of “Old Master” prints, while examining the sexual and social themes of the present. Each piece presents a specific narrative, with images woven together from modern media and classic representations. Many of the prints investigate issues of health care, such as AIDS, Hansen’s disease, aging, gynecological surgery, and abortion. Other pieces explore my experiences of uprisings in other countries in which ritual practice helped defeat modern dictatorship — a paradigm in which the fantastic or bizarre imaginings may thwart the thrust of the religious right in our own cultural wars. Juxtaposing imagery from a myriad set of sources, each etching explores the relationship between self, myth and history.