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