Original Woodcut Large Handmade Paper Surreal Male Figures Tangle Maze Tree Roots Branches
Original Limited Edition Woodcut Print by Maria Arango
Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist
In pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed)
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
Size indicated is image size
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT
30" x 20"
Block: Baltic Birch
Paper: Daphne, a meaty beautiful hand-made paper made in Nepal
Process: Straight forward woodcut. Used very small chisels to achieve detail, down to 1mm.
Image: A somewhat surrealistic interpretation of "Se hace camino al andar," (translates to: we make the path as we walk). The maze of life forces us to both build a path and let loose of the past while hanging on to things we learn, always looking ahead and hopefully moving forward. Sounds like a maze to me.
Process: Woodcuts 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.
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