8ft chicken is finished and on display…

…at the Overture Center for the Arts.

framed art on wall, with 8ft woodcut chicken in foreground

The show is up! Now on view through June 25th, 2011. Meet the artists at the reception Gallery Night, Friday, May 6, 6pm.

More info: Overture Center, Gallery 1

8ft hand-colored woodcut chicken

Hand- colored woodcut, printed on masa, then mounted on plywood cutout form and varnished. By the way, that's a Golden-Laced Wyandotte, cock. Maximus was one of my first roosters (bros with Big Tiny).

It’s a huge relief to be done with this and have it up on display. I mean it was fun to do, but printing by hand with a wooden spoon (my press is “only” 30in wide….the chicken block is a 4ft x 8ft plywood block) is not easy, especially with so much solid black. An exercise in patience most definitely.

2 thoughts on “8ft chicken is finished and on display…

  1. Thanks Judy. Yes, it feels great to have it done and on display. I never knew printing by hand with a wooden spoon could take so long (especially when there’s a lot of solid black).

  2. Wonderful to see the big chicken all done and installed. It’s almost crying out to have some sort of novel written about “mutations gone wrong” in the strange world of science/fiction.

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