FRAMED Dragon Valley Wood Engraving Lizards Desert Canyon Fantasy Landscape

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FRAMED 8x10 all wood frame as shown, light wood distressed
Outside dimensions (space on wall) 14x16

Dragon Valley
Chinese Lunar New Year Print 2012

Wood Engraving
Approximately Paper 9" x 7"
Image 7" x 5"
Edition 220

Block: End-grain maple
Ink: Black mix
Paper: Rives BFK Light
Process: Wood engraving
Image: Every Chinese Lunar New Year, a bunch of printmakers exchange New Year's "Cards". This 2012 was the Year of the Dragon and so I chose our chuckwalla lizards and set one in a dragon-like landscape of my imagination.

Process: Wood engravings are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually end grain maple in my case, then carving out the negative spaces. After carving, what is left is a big "stamp" of the desired image. I roll ink with a roller over the woodcut, place a piece of handmade paper on the inked block, apply pressure and transfer the image on the paper.

All my woodcuts are made in limited editions, signed and numbered in pencil.

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