Original Woodcut Fragile print on handmade paper Daphne mandala of connected figures 10x10 inches

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Print Title: Fragile
Paper Dimension: 10 x 10 inches
Image Dimension: 9 x 9 inches
Block: Cherrywood
Pigment or Ink: Gamblin and Daniel Smith
Paper: Daphne handmade
Edition: 100
Comments:

"For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are"

Those lyrics are from a Sting song, later I heard it by Jesse Cook. I am a loner and enjoy solitude but time and again I am reminded how very much I depend on and cherish connections with friends and family, however fragile they may be.
The image is a revisit of an early large print with some modifications...and a new tiny block of course.

Like it bigger? Oculus, the first image in this mandala figures shape, is available also in the figures section in 28 x 30 inches.


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 by the artist.
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Woodcut Limited edition Figures Surrealism 12 to 36 in

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