"The Moon, The Sky, The Signs That Guide " - Woodcut & Mixed Media Series
This newest body of work builds on the ideas and themes explored in my earlier work. Several new directions include: (1) exploring notions of human interaction with the landscape and other elements of nature, such as the moon and the sky, which can inspire, heed and guide; and, (2) a re-envisioning of the woodcut border, from one inspired by medieval scrolls, columns, bird forms, and leafwork, to one inspired by symbolic forms from nature, in particular those one might find on an old map—literally to guide and to give direction to those interacting with the landscape. As such, animal tracks, paths marked by arrow forms, crescent moons, and tree shapes are manifested as symbols that serve to demarcate paths or a new direction. Conceptualized as bookplates, a sequence or story unfolds celebrating the magical aspects of the moon, enhanced through illustration techniques. Greater clarity is suggested as the moon’s position changes in the sky, growing larger and illuminating the sky.
Woodcut and painting; Ink, Japanese rice paper, gouache, stencil, metallic paint pen.
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