"a Fly on the Wall" © wood engraving (ed. 40) image: 7 X 5 in. $100.00

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The expression, "Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall for that conversation?" has been applied to a series of short stories by the writer Jason Brink. Jim Westergard and Jason Brink have created a book titled "Fly on the Wall", published by ECW Press in Toronto April, 2008. Brink and Westergard were feeding each other images and stories for over two years. First Brink would send Westergard a story, which Westergard would respond to with a pen and ink drawing. Later, an occasional drawing would influence a story. These stories, which Mr. Brink calls "flash fiction", describe a fly in situations where private conversations, moments and encounters are observed. Each story is accompanied by a pen and ink drawing of the fly at the opening of the story. There are fifty-three "Fly on the Wall" stories and drawings in the book.

A broadside has been printed letterpress in an edition of 80. The wood engraving, a Fly on the Wall is printed with the essay and the broadside is signed by Jason Brink and Jim Westergard.

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