“Life Savers for the Titanic”, 1998, 17 x 12 inches, tiled woodcut, sumi ink on heavy drawing paper
“Clouds and Water”, 1998, reduction wood-cut on Hosho, 16 x 10 inches. Chine-colle on blue backing, 10 x 64 inches.
Untitled woodcut, 1998, about 16″ square.
My great friend, Jerry Vegder, HATES to have his picture taken! HATES it! But several times, he’s made the mistake of allowing me to photograph his very interesting head! This may be the ONLY portrait of Jerry which he finds tolerable, since the tiled woodcut completely obliterates his image!
Printed in December, 1997, this small edition of tiled woodcuts was produced for Christmas gifts that year. The muddy colors and swirly patterns remind me of the smell of leaves burning in our gutter each fall, a practice now long abandoned (and illegal). These were printed from a set of one-inch birch plywood tiles with […]
Over Thanksgiving we flew to Port Townsend, WA for a family get-together with my sister-in-law, Barbara Stanny. I took along a tiny watercolor set and a couple of stamps I’d carved — a quarter circle and a half-circle. I entertained myself on the plane ride by printing some tilings (one sqare at at time) on […]
“Red Lion”, image size about 22 x 16 inches was printed in 1997 on handmade Gampi paper. The design of 88 square tiles was determined in advance, and the colors printed using a wide format inkjet printer using archival inks. The black sumi ink was subsequently overprinted using plywood tiles with a 180 degree arc cut out..
“Floral Pattern”, 1997, 24.5 x 16.25 inches, tiled woodcut with sumi ink on handmade Gampi paper
Produced for a Hand Print Press print exchange (and summarily rejected SO unfairly by the short-lived curatorial committee) the text reads: Use a razor knife and straight edge to cut out the colored squares along the black lines. Paste 143 yellow squares over the 143 ‘M’s, 160 magenta squares over 160 ‘I’s, 186 red squares […]
“Hansel & Gretel”, 1996, 15 x 11 inches, color woodcut – two examples, the second a later state with added imagery and design.