Baile del Sol Original Flamenco Dance Hand-carved Cherry Bas Relief Woodblock Mounted Framed

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Baile del Sol
Original Carved Woodblock
Block 28" x 22" approximately
Framed in solid wood black frame, 36" x 24"
One of a kind, block is cancelled and sealed with polyurethane

Block: Cherrywood, solid plank

Image: I usually work to the sounds of noveau flamenco, heavy on the guitar. I like upbeat music without words and feel that in music, as in art, words interfere with the experience. I wanted to capture the sensuous flow and pulsating beat of the flamenco music, an art ancient as the woodcuts. This is the second of the series.

Print also available in my store under Unique Figures section

ORIGINAL CARVED WOODBLOCKS

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 Framed Original woodblock One of a kind

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