|THE BIG REVEAL! Great joy! Excitement bubbles forth from Tugboat Printshop today as we proudly share the news that the "GARDEN" woodcut has been finalized! Those of you that have been following us on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, our BLOG or in our newsletters past know that we've been drawing, carving, and stratching our collective heads to plan out the "GARDEN" woodcut for months. And today (hoo-ray, today!) marks the BIG REVEAL!
We are above and beyond thrilled by the fruits (and vegetables!) the many hours spent crafting this hum-dinger of a woodcut have yielded... Read on!
The "GARDEN" Woodcut Print
From the careful sprinkling of a handful of seeds into sun-baked soil, a garden grows. Climbing bean spires, exotic purply eggplants, dancing star-shaped cucumber leaves, magenta-ripe beet tubers, crisp, tall stalks topped with sunflowers and fanning zucchini fronds, the familiar spheres of tomato fruits ripening on the vine ~ the magic of self grown harvest. All yours for the taking...
A carpet of grassy wilderness rings the rising golden mound upon which this delicately pruned "GARDEN" rests. A tabby cat peers at a rabbit munching on a sprouting bush; a snake slithers through grass blades. The "GARDEN" presents an age-old scene, a testament to our ability to provide for ourselves, nudging nature to our benefit. A rope lashed fence defines its borders, its entrance ungated and a path to its center set in log slices. Tools and baskets, a pump and a bucket, and an assortment of small decorative flourishes (a golden wind bell, a hollow gourd birdhouse, dangling ornaments) lend a human touch to the artful arrangement of foliage, both edible and decorative in this 5 block color woodcut print.
"GARDEN" is an 18" x 24" full color woodcut print on Ivory Somerset Paper created from the layered printing of 5 hand-drawn, hand-carved wood blocks. By Paul Roden + Valerie Lueth, 2012. Limited edition of 200 prints. First Proof shown in images above. PURCHASE YOUR COPY HERE!
Now we start printing production! All pre-order prints for "GARDEN" will ship the week of May 7, 2012. Please get in touch if you need to change your shipping address. Pre-order rate applies only until production is completed, so now's your last chance to score one of these very lovely woodcuts at a nicely reduced intro price!
Liven' up a wall in your home with green goodness year-round!
"MAMA BEAR" for Mother's Day!
Now available for speedy delivery ~ the roarin' fierce
woodcut "MAMA BEAR!"
A great print
for the strong mother figure in your life (or the pack of cuddly young'uns)! "MAMA BEAR"
is 16" x 20" on Japanese Kitakata Paper. For more details, or to purchase a copy just click the link below!
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Valerie + Paul + Baby Ayla!