Sculpt with Hand, Work with Heart

New York Skyline – An abstract image represents a city I live.


The wood block grain can sometimes be fairly frustrated when you try to be as precise as possible. With a little of mis-forced on your knife, the fine edge chipped away fairly quickly. But working image in an abstract form can turn this toward your advantage. I kind of like the pattern on Mahogany and you can work with those line as vertical or speedy elements as in your image.

Anyway, the bottom line is: You just carve on to these blocks and forget the finicky detail you have on your paper, its kind of fun this way to play w/ your block.

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This is a hand block print. Using Philippine Mahogany (Luan) with hand applied textures.
Image/Paper is 8×11″ – Printed with water base ink and gouache on 100% cotton paper, 250 gsm.


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