1/23/09

"America the Beautiful" for Manifest Hope DC


We were absolutely thrilled and honored to be invited to show in the MANIFEST HOPE DC exhibition that took place January 17-19, 2009 in DC. We decided to funnel that patriotic enthusiasm into a new print "America the Beautiful" for the exhibition. The pictures below show the development of this latest woodcut over the first week working on it. We finished the block in a 2 week window before the opening of the show--working alternating drawing + cutting in shifts all hours of the day. Whew!

We are currently offering "America the Beautiful" at a pre-order rate on our website until the color production is finished.



Though "America the Beautiful" in the MANIFEST HOPE show was hung as a proof in black + white, this print will be editioned in full color. See the flag banner work above for an idea of what we are thinking our color will be like...


Valerie drawing on the block.


Filling in the East Coast...




Sketching in the mainland...






We first drew in the country outlines by hand and then reversed the drawing that we made.

1 comment:

marissa buschow said...

whoa. I can't wait to see the finished product!