Give and take

The process of give and take can be a beautiful cycle or a terrible downward spiral. It is one reason I find such deep communion with nature. Nature gives and gives — there’s nothing it holds back, and yet, what we offer in return is what completes and defines that relationship. It seems to me to be the same in all of our relationships…

Gallery talk and demonstration

Join me at Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville Sunday February 11th from 2-4 pm. I’ll be talking about my work as well as demonstrating my carving and printing processes. After that I’ll be inviting those who would like to attempt the printing process to come and give it a go.

The nature of leadership

When the image for this print came, for some reason I saw the rabbit as a leader of sorts—as a character others wanted to be or follow—a character that seemed to know something that I did not. But as I was making the print the rabbit didn’t seem the sort to want or need anyone to follow him so the question became what the rabbit knew and why the leaves were following him. At the same time I knew the rabbit was having a conversation with a pair of otters and I was curious about the content of their conversation…

Being bound

I”m so grateful to have had the opportunity to create a new work commemorating Outward Bound NC’s 50 years of service. Read some of my thoughts and feelings on the print, process, and being a part of the Outward bound experience.

Carving the block

Woodcut carving can be much more than just a u-gouge. Intricate and detailed images are achievable with a knife as the primary tool.

Dig deeper into the woodcut carving process and learn the 4 steps or phases of the traditional method of wood cutting for relief printmaking for the crispest results and the least wear on your body.

Cutting a kento registration

The traditional japanese kento registration method is a nearly foolproof way to register multicolor woodblock prints no matter your printing method.

This post shows how to cut an accurate kento registration on your woodblock.