Color Woodcut Original Helios Sun God Red Orange Yoga Male Surreal Figure
Paper Dimension: 10 x 15 inches
Image Dimension: 7 x 13 inches
Block: Plank cherry and cork
Ink: Daniel Smith water-based and dry pigment
Working with cork to achieve softer images. The cork warped when I washed it after proofing and thus made the roller ride on the edges of the sun, making the ink in the center a bit softer. The Sun God is a classic figure in Greek Mythology. Though Helios was a relatively minor deity in Classical Greece, his worship grew more prominent in late antiquity thanks to his identification with several major solar divinities of the Roman period, particularly Apollo and Sol.
Image: Exploring Yoga poses again and the marriage of man/woman and nature. This seems more pertinent these days when the impact of humans on nature is finally the topic of talk in the media.
Process: Woodcuts are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually cherry 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. Signed Numbered Woodcut Limited edition Figures Surrealism 12 to 36 in
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