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After making woodcut prints for just under a year in 1999, I decided I needed a goal.

So, simply, here it is: I will make 1,000 woodcut prints (Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise, as they say in the Midwest).
You can view the woodcuts by using the links on this page. Prints are arranged from newest to oldest, so if you keep coming back, you need only view the Current and Latest Works page to see the new works.

 

"But more important than all this is the undeniable fact that working with a woodblock takes on the aspects of a struggle between antagonists.

The wood is reluctant, the artist determined, and it is reasonable to suggest that the battle of wills brings about a result quite different from those media in which the hand of the artist moves brush or pencil or crayon freely over the working surface.

With wood, every movement of the tool involves overcoming resistance and demands the use of a certain amount of sheer physical force. Every block and every subject is a new challenge.

The result is an emotional involvement between man and material that, enduring over the years, somehow takes on the character of an addiction, or a love affair, or something similarly irrational. At any rate, there seems to be no known cure." --Lynd Ward

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