Hija del Sol Original Surreal Woman with Sunset Lake Hand-carved Cherry Woodblock Gold Copper Umber

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Hija del Sol (Daughter of the Sun)
Original one of a kind relief carved block, mounted and framed
Image and block Dimension: 9 x 14 inches
Block: Cherry plywood

Frame 16x20 inches
Print included with purchase of block


Five-state reduction based on an older image called Hija del Sol. The image is all about adventure, maybe...or maybe about the unknown, or about
the thrill of taking off into a fantastic world if only to taste a new taste, to swim an entire sea just to see if I can, or to follow
the lure and the light of a new sun...
I renamed the new print "just you and me", the "you" being the sun, the night, the sea, an imaginary companion in adventure, my alter ego, who knows? But in my heart, the image remains the daughter of the sun.

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