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Collector Set 2 Woodcuts on Unique Handmade Paper Desert Lake Nature Landscapes

Collector Set 2 Woodcuts on Unique Handmade Paper Desert Lake Nature Landscapes

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Maria Arango Original Limited Edition Woodcuts: "Mojave Desert Landscapes"

Signed/numbered in pencil by the artist
All in pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed)
Hand-carved by the artist on cherrywood blocks
Hand-printed by the artist on hand-made paper especially made for these prints.

Edition for each is 42
20 " x 36 " total paper size printed in a tryptych
(image is printed across three sheets of paper each as shown in photos)
Image size is 12" x 24 "
These two landscapes are from my many trips around "these parts". I often get asked where a specific landscape was designed or what particular spot I'm representing. Well, I have to be vague on purpose because I work from memory once I get back in the studio and any reference photos are invariably altered to suit my needs and to best recall the "feel" of the places I visit in solitude.

I know for sure the Precious Waters landscape is a view of Lake Mead, most likely from a back road or off the trail hike to a lone hill top. Walk With Me is probably a view on the road from here to there, where I often stop and marvel at the vastness of the desert in silence and walk among the whistling winds among the creosote. I said I was going to be vague...

Precious Waters
Woodcut Print, 20" x 36"
Edition 42

Just Walk With Me
Woodcut Print, 20" x 36"
Edition 42

Traditionally, woodcuts in sets are the same theme, size and type of paper. They are matched sets, meaning the same edition number appears on both (whenever possible). Artists often work in a "series" because we have an idea that develops in several different but closely related ways. Serious art collectors often purchase entire series directly from the artist as they become more valuable when an entire set is kept together. Because they are a matched set, they look great framed together.

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. Signed Numbered Woodcut Limited edition Landscape Traditional 12 to 36 in
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