Sunday, December 31, 2017

Flying Into A New Year

I'm looking forward to a lot of things in 2018 and I hope you are too. This last year was very hard for a lot of us artists, who tend to support openness, expression, equality, protection of the underserved, protection of our public lands, scientific progress, and just progress in general. Sometimes our culture regresses a bit and that is depressing. But I think the direction our country has been taking has woken up the fight in so many people who at heart are pacifists. And us sweet, kind people need to fight for what we believe in too! I have a feeling that while slow to wake, our movement of caring and joining together instead of crushing and separating will be the overwhelming winner in the end. We are the giant, slow rolling, unstoppable wave of the future. So let's all take every opportunity in 2018 to shine and let our light guide the way into the future.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dancing with the Waves

I've finished another print in this new white and black series! This is Dancing with the Waves. I really loved carving and printing both this one and the stars. Next I'm going to make birds flying!!! (My favorite.) I'm not adding these to my website yet until there are enough to make their own page, because they don't really fit into any of the categories on my site. I think they will look really good all together.
Below I'll include a few process photos.

The image is drawn on the block and ready to carve.

Details, details, details!

This is the block ready to print and photographed in some high contrast light. I had fun carving the background too. :)