I lucked out again…
Picking out pieces to submit back in April, this was another one of those “omg, like what do I have to lose?” sort of entries, hoping hoping hoping that this year’s jurors would appreciate a little levity. 6am this morning in my inbox, I found out that they did:
Your Birds in Art entry Chicken Pot Pie has been selected for the 2016 exhibition…
Part 3: Off to Chicago!
**This is part 3 of the story behind the “Hog Butcher for the World” woodcut. If you’d like to read them, here is Part 1 (the research) and Part 2 (cutting the block)
The skyline of downtown Chicago…there’s something magical about it, and when it first appears in the distance, I get this rush of adrenaline…a feeling of an adventure about to happen…the Big City.
After gathering all the images and ideas (see Part 1 for this rather agonizing process), you’ve got to get the whole thing onto a flat, 2-D surface in some sort of order that is understandable, so that you can start carving without a lot of guesswork. Thinking where you have to cut slows the carving waaaaaay down.
It started with an invitation
…to participate in a 40 x 60 Woodcut Challenge! (Actually, it started with an inquiry about whether or not there were still any openings to participate, and thankfully, they’d seen my work and welcomed me to take part).
40 x 60 Challenge?
The Big Picture Show
Showing now in NYC: This exhibit shows a selection of large prints that have been included in New Prints shows at International Print Center, New York. Currently,the Carcasses from the Meat Locker are hanging under lights, in a fancy-shmancy gallery in midtown Manhattan. What a trip! Showing now through Dec. 5th.
More at IPCNY on Tour: Big Picture Show
Thursday, Sept 4, 5-8pm
Rotunda Stage, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison, WI