Thursday, July 16, 2009


woodcut on japanese paper

Initially part of my senior thesis, this print hawkens back to a 1930's schoolbook on animals I saw. Having grown up on a farm and raised by depression era ethics of my grandparents, I immediately connected to the image. I added the light blue evergreens on the bottom to show my favorate tree growing up, the blue spruce. The trees also give the bull scale making it appear to be Babe, the blue ox. The title Lumber is given right on the print to remind the veiwer of the technique (a woodcut), the subject matter (Babe and trees), and the raw materials of what went into this print.

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