Sunday, April 19, 2009

the apOCTOlypse


for my printmaking assignment, we had to do a reduction print about the apocalypse. a reduction print is where you use the same block to do every color and you start with the lightest color first, and then cut away where you want that color to remain and do the next one, repeat, etc. i did a five color print which was really laborious but i'm so happy with how it came out. i took the apocalypse and decided to do something kind of fun, but still morbid. i based the squid creature off of the idea of a Humboldt squid... these squid are very interesting yet not that researched sea creatures... they are so quizzical to scientists that they may just take over the world one day. mwahaha!

4 comments:

joseph's art and stuff said...

love it, and the mwahaha at the end of your post gave me a laugh.

Coreopsis said...

I don't know how anyone can THINK that way (with reduction woodblocks). It seems way too complicated to me. Love the image!

whymsicallotus said...

Just found your blog through IF. I love this print! I've always wanted to try reduction carving... hmmm
Very nice!

andi said...

my fav kate b piece to date...
besides the jackoloupe...the leftovers...the new tentacle vase in the room.

as an aside, i would like to point out that the automated type suggested "testicles" in place of "tentacles."