Original Wood Engraving Year of the Ram Image After Duchamps Staircase
Block: End-grain maple
Image: Chinese Lunar New Year of the Ram! I have a picture of Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase pinned to my wall and always wanted to pay tribute. Apologies to the master!
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.
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