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 was a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts for five years and previously worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.