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The Work is Up!

I recently wrote about the art exhibit at Fleisher Art Memorial where I will have my woodcut pieces.  I was able to exhibit two pieces: a proof print of my Philadelphia scene (not for sale) and there’s an edition print of the motel woodcut.  I am printing 50 editions of this woodcut.  The first of the editions is on display and available for purchase at the Fleisher Art exhibit now through April 25.

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Fleisher Art Exhibit

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’d know that I’ve been taking a woodcut workshop at Fleisher Art Memorialin south Philly for two semesters now.  Fleisher holds an annual student members exhibit for students and their teachers.  Many works that were completed during the the classes will be on display and many will be for sale.  I will have some of my work on display from April 10-25.  I am hoping to display my proof prints in addition to at least one or two edition prints that will be for sale.

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I have started to make the edition prints of one of my woodcuts.  I haven’t decided exactly how many editions will be in the series, but it’s possible that this may be the only black ink series (future editions may be only tri-colored).  They will be printed on archival 8×10 paper, numbered, and signed.  One of these will be on display in the exhibit.  Price hasn’t been determined yet, but I plan to keep the price of the prints affordable.  So if you’d like one, please let me know!  I will also have them available on etsy at some point in the future.

This is a proof of the woodcut print that will be available in an edition series and on display at Fleisher, April 10-25.  I have previously blogged about this woodcut print here.

 

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Playing With Blocks

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Just a couple of woodcuts that I’ve been working on…these are the blocks; not the prints.  But the prints will look similar.  Both based off of my photographs.  Pardon the bad camera phone photos in this post!

Chinatown, Philadelphia.  This block was created in about 3 hours.  The sky was created from the woodgrain and a knot in the block.  All of it was primarily cut with a razor blade with the exception of a few things cut with a couple other tools.  After a few more proofs, this one will be ready for edition prints.

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Liberty Place, Philadelphia.  This block was created months ago on a piece of wood that is not white pine (which my others had been).  I don’t know what this wood is, but it’s incredibly fibrous and impossible to cut with anything other than a razor blade.  So this was all cut with a razor blade.  I just got around to making a proof of it tonight, but I think that I like the look of the block better!  However, I’ve decided that I want to add more detail to the foreground building and something to the sky (undecided at this point).  I may also print this one in 2 or 3 color.  It’s all up in the air right now.

 

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