My studio was all dressed up for the reception and open studio event in June, so I took a few pictures. This is where the magic happens. It is a great place to work!
Welcome to my new blog and redesigned website! After five years with my old blog, I'm sorry to leave it behind, but I couldn't resist the "neatness" of having everything located within one website. My old blog will remain as an archive--it's linked at the right as Blogger Archive.
Title: Dusk, View from the Highway
Paper: Magnani Pescia, Cream
Paper Size: 11 x 14"
Image Size: 9 x 12"
Block: Cherry, 2 blocks
Ink: Akua Intaglio
Edition size: 45
One of my first prints of the New Year! I normally carve Shina Plywood for my woodblocks, but this time I chose Cherry because I knew I wanted some fine detail in the branches. Carving the harder wood took some getting used to, but for this project, it was worth it! It was really a joy to be able to carve around tiny little lines and have them hold up well.
The blue sky was inked onto the flat, uncarved surface of a block so that it fades from dark to lighter blue. The main block was inked with two rollers--black for the top 2/3 and dark brown for the bottom 1/3, with some blending in between.
I'm a woodblock printmaker who is committed to a non-toxic (or less toxic) art practice. I started out as a painter but found my way to printmaking through a love of paper and process. I seem to be falling for papermaking in the same way. I went to Syracuse University, where I studied painting (BFA) and museum studies (MA). I am a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts. My husband Christian and I live in Baltimore with our two beautiful children. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.