Plant Parenthood

by Michelle Rial

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Artist Statement

Plant Parenthood is part of “real life charts,” a series I started in response to a seven-year struggle with chronic pain that limits my ability to draw and design digitally. I use paper, pen, and objects to communicate an idea or an observation, and I rely on the form of the object to guide the narrative.

Why We Love It

Houseplants are having a moment, because every space—and everybody—benefits from a touch of botanical beautification. This print combines classic plant appeal (nature! foliage! chill factor!) with a highly relatable realization delivered via deadpan wit. Sow some self-aware sense of humor into your art collection, and implant a little permanent wilt-proof greenery on your walls. In Plant Parenthood, Rial shrewdly summarizes the vicious cycle of plant accumulation that plagues the indoor wilderness aficionados among us ... More on the blog!

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Museo Portfolio Rag

Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 20 
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 5

Michelle Rial

Michelle Rial was born in Santa Cruz, CA to a Spaniard and a Venezuelan who really loved The Beatles song “Michelle.” She’s worked in media as a writer/illustrator, a photographer, a producer, and a graphic designer. Her chart obsession began while freelancing as a production assistant at NYMag in 2008, but it took her until 2011 to get her first chart published on Glamour.com. Since then, her work has been featured by USA TODAY, Kottke.org, designboom, Fast Company Co.Design, Vox, Vulture, Mental Floss, A.V. Club, and more. In her recent series of “real life charts,” she uses objects in place... Read More
of lines, and experiences in place of data. She’s currently working on a new collection of charts, graphs, and life questions for Chronicle Books, out in 2019.
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