Studio Tour #44: Open Oct 2, 3, 9, 10 - noon to 5pm
4593 N Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
My studio is 4593 N Broadway #B102, at the crossroads of Broadway and Yarmouth, across the street from Amante Coffee, on the west side of Broadway. Park out front and walk or drive down Artist’s Alley between Moxie Bakery and Essense Studio and park on the right by A-Ability Glass. Walk down the first alley on the left to the studio door. My name is in the windows on the left-hand side. Go inside the building, and the studio door is downstairs, immediately on the left-hand side.
Plant life found in the Colorado landscape and in my own garden is the source of inspiration in my relief woodcut prints. They begin with a photograph or drawing that is transferred to wood, and then carved by hand with gouges. Semi transparent inks are applied to the wood with brayers, and printed on to paper in a hand operated press to build up layers of color and texture. A complex print can contain over fourteen colors. Once a set of blocks are carved, I often reprint and rework the image to achieve slight variations by changing the colors, changing the order that the colors are printed and often, the wood blocks are re-cut or new ones are added. In my prints, I am interested in the subtle variations of a repeated matrix that can be achieved through printmaking. Wood blocks from previous editions are sometimes reused and woven in to new compositions. By working with woodcut printmaking in both editions and as a mono-print, I am able to experiment and discover new ways of combining colors and textures that I would not have found in any other manner.
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