Thursday, March 04, 2010

'The Boat' ~ 'La Lancha'
Woodcut ~ Grabado en madera
Size/Tamano: 4.25" x 8" ~ 11 cm x 20.5 cm
Paper/Papel: Arches 88
Ink/Tinta: Daniel Smith Traditional Relief
Edition/Edicion: 75

My blog has been quiet much too long but I have been very busy in the studio. 'The Boat' is my contribution to the typography theme exchange of the Baren forum. I just received my set of prints and am delighted to see such variety from so many talented printmakers. Soon the entire collection will be posted and you will be able see the collection here.

Years ago, while posted in the Middle East, I picked up an applique tapestry with this image in the Cairo cloth souk (market). Typically this type of art is an artistic version of a verse from the Koran. Unfortunately the seller did not know what it said but if there are any of you out there that do know, please comment.


Mi blog ha sido demasiado quieto recientamente pero si he estado ocupadisima en el estudio. 'La Lancha' es mi contribucion al intercambio recien de Baren forum, el tema siendo la tipografia. Acabo de recibir mi coleccion y estoy encantada de ver tanta diversidad de tantos artistas talentosos. Pronto estara en la galeria de Baren and podran ver la coleccion aqui.

Hace anos, mientras un puesto en el Oriente Medio, compre en el mercado de tela en Cairo un tapiz que llevaba este imagen. Tipicamente este arte es una version artistica de un versiculo del Coran. Lamentablemente el vendedor no sabia lo que decia pero si hay entre ustedes que si lo sabe... por favor haz un comentario.


Annie B said...

GOR-GEE-OUS!!! I love it.

Ellen Shipley said...

I just love this image! One of my favorite in the collection. I've always been fascinated by this artform.

Katka said...

A marvelous and striking image. Beautiful fluidity of line.

renee said...

A beautiful use of the theme!

Diane Cutter said...

Thank you... I was really pleased with the results.

And, Annie, your cutting of that whole piece of wood full of letters was my inspiration to go ahead and just 'do it'... Thanks.