Dawson author Dan Dowhal threw out a challenge for me and other printmakers in the form of a commission to make work based on a ‘seed’ word. In my case, it was “riffles”, as in sluice box for capturing alluvial gold nuggets, etc. when digging for gold. This is part of his initiative called TheRead more ⟶
Here’s a couple of woodcuts by JJ Lankes. Even though they aren’t wood engravings, his work does have the feel of an engraving rather than plank grain work.
He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1884. In his youth he trained and worked as a draughtsman before going on to study art at the Art Student’s League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia about woodblock printing. A stopgap until I publish my own version which I hope will be more informative. Woodblock Printing as a technique for printing text, images, or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper.Read more ⟶
Amy Winehouse, the intense, nuclear talent who pierced through the flotsam and jetsam of the entertainment industry to soar high and then implode. Another in the long narrative of those who briefly outshine everyone else only to sputter and die out at an unreasonable age. I made this drawing and subsequent woodcut on a sheetRead more ⟶