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smartie2000

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Hello,

I haven't been sharing my orchids for a while because I've been busy with various art and design projects. I exhibited this reduction woodcut at my orchid local show and I received Best Amateur Artist last year. Since it is a woodcut, there are a few editions available and if anyone is interested, message me.

The imagery portrays an delicate and rare Cypripedium lady's slipper orchid juxtaposed in an artificial environment to illustrate the resiliency and beauty of nature.

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25" x 19" reduction woodcut and found plate on Somerset

 

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Cool, and very nice! A friend had another friend who made stained glass kitchen cabinet covers for them, that looked good


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This would be an excellent auction piece! It's lovely and
very interesting. I like juxtaposition of the natural with the
man made.
 

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Thanks guys! Here is some shots of the work in progress.

Woodcut is interesting because I have to print the ink in layers after carving the wood block. I have to start with the lightest colours and then go dark (the inks are transparent). There are many layers in this piece. Because I am using only one woodblock as the plate, it is destroyed by the end of the process.

 

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That's gorgeous, Fren. I was at the show in St. Albert, but didn't see your work. Sorry to have missed it in person.
 

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