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Water town, China

by Dave Stevens

Woodcut print with frame. w19″ x h13″

During a couple of trips to China with school groups I took photographs such as the ones I shot of canals in Suzhou. I called it Water town, China. Later in my studio I looked through the images and translated this one onto plank wood and hand carved it using tools I bought in China. Woodcuts or woodblocks are where the grain runs the length of the plank. I prefer yellow cedar. This differs from wood engraving where detail can be finer because the wood is harder, such as maple or fruit trees. Sizes are achieved by laminating different end grain pieces together. Both become like durable potato prints where the surface of the wood receives fresh ink each time it is printed. I used mulberry paper and it forms a limited edition. This is number three out of thirty.


Shipping not included, and must be arranged with the artist.

Framing not included, unless otherwise stated.

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