This was a one color relief print I created for my Intermediate Printmaking class. The subject had to be something from nature. I was inspired by Robert Frost's poem Nothing Gold Can Stay and decided to create a print showing a monarch butterfly chrysalis with milkweed and monarch butterflies in the background. I felt that the poem reflected nature and the life of a butterfly, and was also reminiscent of the small gold specs found on a monarch chrysalis. I used two different papers with gold oil-based ink.