After a busy year and so many months, I’ve finally photographed my first ever block print series. It’s been wonderful to revisit it, because there’s something incredibly enticing about carving. I remember when I was in elementary school I dreamed of becoming a master wood whittler. I never lived up to those dreams, but I got to do something much bigger - woodblock prints. It's so satisfying to physically exert yourself while making art, and these prints took everything out of me since my budget only allowed for the basics. The blocks were plywood and they were carved with a rudimentary knife set. The press you may ask - me alone in the studio dancing, sliding and shuffling on them on top of the plywood.
These large scale black and white prints are made to capture each of anxiety on a personal scale, but when shown together, their large scale is meant to overwhelm and conquer. My first opportunity to show these immediately after they were complete at Great Flood in Louisville, Ky. and I couldn’t have wished for a better venue. The space was huge and beautiful - perfect for 3 rows of these large prints.
I haven’t shown them since, but I will be posting them on Etsy for sale at the end of August. Ill include all the details there - pricing, size, materials, etc.
Check them out here!