Solitude

Solitude

40.00

white-line woodcut
hand-printed on Arnhem 1618 Printmaking paper
edition of 3
image size: 4 x 8"
paper size: 6.5 x 10.5"

On my first trip to New England I was overwhelmed by the color green. Born in the midwest, my family moved to Arizona when I was young, and I spent much of life in the desert southwest. So when I first arrived on the East Coast, I was shocked by the depths of the color green -- and by the lack of a skyline when away from the seacoast. So many trees! I questioned whether I would ever get used to it, if I could live without the sweeping vistas of the desert. But alas, here in the woods of Maine I have found a great solitude, a quietness of spirit, that I needed. While part of me will always long for the unique blue-green of a creosote bush, I have come to appreciate the vastness of color that exists in my new home surrounded by towering trees.

This is a white-line woodcut, with every color being brushed by hand onto the block with watercolor and burnished individually onto the paper. White-line woodcuts are very labor intensive, and each print will have slight color variations. Because of this, some white-line artists do not number their prints or attempt color uniformity. I have chosen to edition (number) these prints and have made every effort to color the prints alike. However, variations exist. The letters VE before the edition number indicate that this is a variable edition.

Each print is numbered and signed by the artist. Each unframed print is packaged in a clear plastic acid-free envelope.

All images are © Rhonda Lynch 2017. All rights reserved.

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