Tom Majeski met Louise La Fond during a residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking in 1983. The Assistant Professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs had already participated in workshops at the Sioux City Art Center and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion; she had, as well, exhibited in Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. Invited to campus as part of the 1986-87 Visiting Women Artist Series, her work was exhibited in the UNO Art Gallery (February 11-March 6, 1987). Students Marc Fare, Charlotte Partain, and Barbara Gehringer helped Richard Finch print the edition. In 1987, book artist Bonnie O'Connell of The Penumbra Press at Abattoir Editions, which is affiliated with UNO, published Brittle Water, a poetry collection by Sam Pereira featuring a title page relief etching by LaFond.

1987; color lithograph on Rives BFK; sheet: 30 x 22 1/2 (76.2 x 55.88); edition of 30