A sneak peek at a print in progress:
This will be a companion print to The Raven, printed on the same paper. It will feature the poem, L’Albatros (The Albatross) by Charles Baudelaire, and an English translation by Abigail Uhteg.
I’m carving this in a plank of aspen, which is fairly soft and easy to carve, but I’ve found that it holds detail very well. This size maxes out the Vandercook at Towson, but most likely I’ll be printing the woodcut by hand again to allow for two-color inking.
I hope to debut this print at the upcoming BMA Print Fair, which is coming up on March 27-28 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. I’ll be exhibiting some prints with the MICA table, along with other MICA alums Abby, Ursula, and Hillery. Come say hi!