Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beta Eruption

This linocut print is the second image of the Eruption aspect in the Distaster series. Carving in linolium block produces such a distinct feel that is worlds apart from the birch woodblocks. They are both extremely expressive mediums to work with, but every particular image is puncuated by the material that is used. In this case, I feel that the always shifting earth is a fluid thing and the smoothness of the lino allows that dynamic to show.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beta Conflagration

This multiple color woodblock print is the second image in the Conflagration aspect of the Disaster Series. This image depicts the overwhelming destruction that takes place from the great wildfires. While a naturally occuring and necessary phenomenon, the intrution of man into the cycle has caused devestation far beyond what nature had ever intended. The continual wildfires in the western states and the recent uncontrollable infernos in Russia and Greece a few years past reminds us that there is truly no escape from the firestorm.