Selfie as a woodcut

Here’s a short video I posted on Instagram (@macrohound) awhile ago of a woodcut I made earlier in the year.

I’m showing how I hand burnish a woodblock print onto Japanese Washi paper. Not sure if I would want to pull all 67 this way. For the actual run I have a setup on my etching press for printing relief blocks.

It was part of a solo show I was working on that opened in May, 2017 at the Arts Underground Gallery in Whitehorse.

A lot of the art I exhibited was digital media along with some video work. Of course I’m always hankering to get my hands on some actual wood block prints using gouges and other implements. There’s something intrinsically satisfying about the whole procedure. And since I’m process orientated it makes total sense.

Of all the pieces in the show, this one went right away to a collector, which surprised me. Who would want my mug hanging on their wall? Go figure.

If you happen to be one of those sick collectors you can find it here. 🙂

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