Woodcut print by John Steins called Selfie

TITLE: Selfie
SIGNATURE: John Steins
MEDIUM: Woodcut
IMAGE SIZE: 12 x 9.5 in
PAPER SIZE: 18 x 14 in
PAPER: Washi
DATE: 2017
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled, numbered in pencil


Here’s my twist on the trillions of selfies floating out there in the ether. Although I approached it a bit differently than most by transposing my smartphone image into a woodblock print.

The matrix is half inch birch ply cut with my gouges, etc. Inked up with Gamblin black on handmade Japanese washi paper. The paper is rather precious since it came down from my father’s collection, so it’s the real deal!

So great if you could take a minute and leave your thoughts on this.