Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Carved Woodblock

This is a woodblock I carved into a chrysanthemum.  I used it to make prints and suppose I made about 100 before I retired it.  As for ME, I want to retire my printing blocks before they start to crack and split as I consider them things of beauty in themselves. You can never get them entirely clean after each use, and I consider the leftover paint hiding in the cracks part of our history together, this block and me.  

Although technically it’s a tool, I consider it a piece of art in its own right and love it for itself.  It really is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? I have it resting on a shelf to happy it up for me each morning.  Here’s a side view, with the little indentations carved for handles.

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