Woodcut Original Art Wood Engraving Print Hydrophyte Figures Willow Water Loving Tree of Life

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Hydrophyte
2001 Wood Engraving
12" x 9"
Edition: 100

Block: End-grain maple
Ink: Umber/purple
Paper: Mangani Pescia Blue
Process: Engraving
Image: Obviously, a willow inspired this image. I wanted to capture the angst with which water loving plants (hydrophytes) reach for the water with root and limb, heart and soul.

Process:
Woodcuts and wood engravings 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 by the artist.
Sold in pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed).
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Wood engraving Limited edition Figures Surrealism 12 to 36 in

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