November 28, 2010
The start of a new series featuring framed works on wallpaper. All printed on my Takach printing press.
'A Pattern of Rural Domesticity' • wallpaper = about 8ft x 5ft, print within baroque frame is 8x10in • all woodcut images, with tiny etching in window beside chicken image
Printing the wallpaper, block by block:
The linoleum used to print the wallpaper (10in x 10in)
A closeup of the pattern.... Bones and offal (intestines, feet, etc), axes...the joys and horror of processing chickens I guess.
And the chicken (Gold Laced Wyandotte, cock), a reduction woodcut, with little etching for outdoor window scene:
7 color reduction woodcut, with etching for the little window scene
And finally, the colors used to print the chicken in the framed reduction print:
Reduction woodcut, 8in x 10in, with colors used at different stages
November 11, 2010
They’re here: the UW veterinary school’s annual holiday card, and this year, a poster too! The cards feature Farm Breakfast and the 9″x11″ poster features Quality Control. All sales benefit the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. Ordering information and more at UW School of Veterinary Medicine Holiday Cards and Poster. Order by Dec. 14.
Farm Breakfast Holiday Card
"Farm Breakfast" • oil on canvas, by S.V. Medaris • 16" x 20" • from the permanent collection of American Family Children’s Hospital.
Quality Control Holiday Poster (signed and numbered)
"Quality Control" • oil on canvas, by S.V. Medaris • 6ft x 5ft