Chicken Pot Pie to Birds in Art 2016

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I lucked out again…

head of White Wyandotte, detail from hand-coloured, 5ft woodcut 'Chicken Pot Pie' by S.V. Medaris

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…

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Carving a 5ft Woodblock

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red hog silhouetteNext: Carving!

close-up of woodcut shavings

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.

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5ft Woodcut Tribute to the Stockyards

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red hog silhouetteIt started with an invitation

tiny woodcut hog face

…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?red hog silhouette

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Taliesin Goose purchased by Museum

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Got the call today: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has purchased Taliesin Goose! I am so honored to have a piece in the collection. *Read about the making of Taliesin Goose (my 1st 48″ reduction woodcut). Here it is at the 2014 Birds in Art exhibit (pretty nifty wall color, huh?):

museum interior with teal wall and goose print and others

Taliesin Goose, 2014, 30in x 48in

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Woodson Art Museum 2014

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Just got the email that my piece Taliesin Goose made into Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum‘s 2014 Birds in Art show! I’m beside myself with the thrill and honor of it. And it’s always a surprise—this is the 4th time I’ve made it in the show out of 13 attempts.

woodcut of canadian goose on green background

Taliesin Goose • 30in x 48in • reduction woodcut


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