Hey everybody! Here are some process shots from a giant woodcut I recently wrapped up. It’s called “Blood and Bones” and was created for a Day of the Dead show at the Art House Gallery in downtown Fresno. When they invited me to do the show they said I had a 4 foot by 4 foot space. So naturally I decided to carve a 3.5 foot by 3.5 foot block.
I started by making a small drawing which I then blew up to the appropriate size. Here you see Tali helping me piece the blown-up image together.
Then a lot of carving happened…
Finally it was time to ink up and print.
And here’s the completed piece in my state-of-the-art drying rack (taped onto the wall).
Woo hoo! I’m loving doing these over-sized blocks, even though printing them with a spoon is starting to lose some of its charm. Though taking a full day to print one of these guys with a spoon does give me a chance to visit with an old college friend. And that friend, of course, is tendinitis. On a related note, I was wondering if any of you have any experience printing with a print frog? I’m thinking of picking one up and would be interested in hearing about your experiences with them. Please let me know in the comments!