CUSTOM Made To Order: Hand-carved Original Relief Wood Blocks, choose an image, mine or yours, please read description and CONTACT SELLER

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CUSTOM Made To Order: Hand-carved Original Relief Wood Blocks, choose an image, mine or yours
PLEASE read below and CONTACT ME before purchasing

How a custom order works:

1. Choose one of my images OR send me an image and we will together determine suitability
NOTE I will not copy another artist's work

2. Choose a size, this will be the size of the UNFRAMED relief carving

3. Choose self-standing (to place on a flat surface like a mantel, desk or table) OR framed wall hanging

4. Purchase CUSTOM order and await your unique hand carved work of art!

ORIGINAL CARVED WOODBLOCKS

Blocks are cherry or basswood, depending on the intricacy and size of the block chosen, stained and sealed.

An original block is a rare find as most printmaking artists keep their blocks in their personal collections or simply sand or plane old designs and reuse blocks. Traditionally, once an edition of prints was completed, the original carved woodblock was cancelled so that no additional prints could be produced. Artists or their printers would break the block or scar the design with a wood carving tool; then a print would be produced from the defaced block to assure the collector that the block was indeed cancelled. Being of non-violent nature, I instead carve my signature and cover the entire design with a thick polyurethane resin to preserve every carved detail. I then make this one-of-a-kind unique piece available to collectors (and, yes, it hurts to let them go!).

Blocks are available for many of the prints you see around you, even if the block is not currently being shown. Some blocks have not finished producing the edition. If you are interested in reserving a specific block, please ask. Any available block can be reserved with a deposit or purchased now and shipped directly to you. Signed Original woodblock One of a kind