Flower Wizard Hand Carved Relief Woodblock Basswood Colored Satin Finish
Southwest surreal landscape with figure
Block Dimension: 11 x 5 x 1.25 inches
Color: Oil pigment and oil based wood stains mixed with satin polyurethane, finished with clear satin polyurethane front and back. Studio chop and signature carved on back, front bears a carved tiny chop and a tiny Native American sun symbol, bottom right.
Block can be placed upright on table or display shelf or hanged on wall, please let me know if hanging hardware is needed.
Comments: This is actually a block carved after my print Flower Wizard, a sharp eye will see that print and block are facing the same way. I decided to re-carve this block in deep relief. Why? I like carving wood?!
And I love this image, dreamed up after a particularly expressive flower bloom in the Southwest back in 2005. I imagined a mysterious figure blowing bubbles from a high perch in the desert, perhaps a cave. Bubbles would turn into flowers as they were carried by the winds and soon the entire arid Southwest was covered in color and blooms.
ORIGINAL CARVED WOODBLOCKS
An original one-of-a-kind block is a rare find as most printmaking artists keep their blocks in their personal collections or simply sand or plane old designs and reuse blocks. Traditionally, once an edition of prints was completed, the original carved woodblock was cancelled so that no additional prints could be produced. Artists or their printers would break the block or scar the design with a wood carving tool; then a print would be produced from the defaced block to assure the collector that the block was indeed cancelled. Being of non-violent nature, I instead carve my signature and cover the entire design with a thick polyurethane resin to preserve every carved detail. I then make this one-of-a-kind unique piece available to collectors (and, yes, it hurts to let them go!).
Custom carved relief blocks available, please inquire.
Flower Wizard Southwest Landscape Hand Carved Relief Original Woodblock Colored Satin Finish