Couple Together Hopeful Look to Future In Love Original Woodcut Handmade Paper

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"OUT OF THE WOOD VI: Hope for the Future"
Original Limited Edition Woodcut
Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist
In pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed)
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT

Out of the Wood VI
1999 Woodcut
Image 3" x 6"
Paper Approximately 5" x 8"
Edition 100

The 4 Woodcuts from this series available as a Collector's Matched Set in my Store

Block: Cherrywood
Ink: Mixes of umber and copper and gold
Paper: Daphne natural hand-made Nepalese paper with ragged deckled edges.
Process: Single block and print
Image: I carved Out of the Wood III through VI as a demo during an art festival. It seems when I am out demonstrating this art, I am relaxed. Pulling these prints on the spot for people who watched was very rewarding for me. The unique swirls of the grain in each piece of wood inspire a human figure (often); I "see" the nature of the wood and the nature of humans very alike in their sweeping graceful twirls and curves. I am always drawn to the classic figure in classic poses, I imagine a happy artistic leftover from all those figure drawing classes.


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 Figures Surrealism 6 to 12 in