The Wild Grasses are a subgroup of 5 different foliage titles made by Bennett: depicting the local flora and fauna and that of the Olympic rainforest. It was designed around the early 1960s. Each Elton Bennett hand silk-screened print is an original in the sense of the unique coloring differentiations: this is especially true with the Wild Grasses, Ferns and The Web. Very delicate and subtle color variations were used in them. This effect was multiplied by the use of both vertical and horizontal screening techniques. Then, as the different screenings were overlaid on paper a very complex affect resulted. The color changes particularly in ~Wild Grasses~ also seem to have an atmospheric quality - a certain haziness which may remind the viewer of a certain season of the year. This one, of course, is fall, no doubt in my mind! I love the bronze combinations in this piece. We think it possible that he may have used some actual pressings and had a technique to recreate their hair-fine detail in some manner.