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New Work

You can view my recent work in Solvang, CA at the Wildling Museum through Monday, October 5th. Many of the woodblock prints are done using the Japanese mokuhanga technique. My inspiration comes from the landscape, flora, and fauna of the high desert of New Mexico and the coastal area of Santa Barbara where I live.

All of the prints are available for sale through the museum or by contacting me directly after October 5th.

Wildling Museum: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 Mon., Wed. -Fri. 11-5, Sat. & Sun. 10-5, Closed Tues. More information at http://www.wildlingmuseum.org

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New Show- “Elemental”

I will be showing my latest woodcuts at the Architectural Foundation Gallery of Santa Barbara which will open Friday Sept. 5th and run until Friday October 10th.

Sara Norquay’s beautiful woodcuts will share the space with mine. Eight of our woodcuts are a result of a call and response series we did on the theme of change in nature. Our woodcuts show the elements of air, water, earth, and fire, and places in nature where we observe seasonal changes.

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New Woodcut-Flux Series

This new series explores the idea of nature in flux and the impermanence of all things. I’m intrigued by how rocks, trees, and rivers appear static and timeless, but in fact are changing in front of me. Standing in a meadow, hearing flowing water, running my hands over a weather-sculpted rock is grounding, but change is happening. In the larger world outside of my meadow, change on a global scale continues. As I carve the wood for these prints, I am attempting to record a moment of time in that place.

 

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new work-summer 2013

This is new work inspired by last fall’s Anderson Ranch workshop and the amazing mountain scenery at Maroon Lake near Aspen, Colorado.webTheGathering webMaroonLake

“The Gathering” is a woodcut with drypoint etching on Japanese paper, 12″  X  16″

“The Gathering” was recently shown (June 2013) in the Ridley-Tree Museum of Art “Confluence” exhibition at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, juried by Los Angeles critic Peter Frank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Maroon Rock” is a four plate woodcut, printed using the “moku hanga” or Japanese method on Japanese paper, 8″ X 12″

 

 

The gradation of indigo in the sky is called the “bokashi” technique and the pebbled texture of the grey, for example, is called a “gomazuri” effect.

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More work from Anderson Ranch

The fun continues as we learn more about the Japanese woodcut printing method, moku hanga. For this larger print, I have used four carved plates, two for the background and two for the foreground. I first printed a grey on an uncut block for the cloud color. Using watercolors gives the print a soft pastel quality and the texture you see is an effect called “gomazuri”.

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