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Woodcut Style
posted: February 25, 2010
Graciano Blandon and Manuel Moya Lara, community leaders in Choco in Colombia who were murdered. For The Wall St Journal....
I’ve been enjoying working in my digital woodcut style more and more, but I wasn’t always a digital dame. My first woodcut was back in high school; my school entered it in some kind of national scholarship thing (I can’t remember the name of it, maybe the Natl. Scholastic Awards or something like that?) and it won. I was amazed and proud. But I didn’t keep it up.

Decades passed, with my attention entirely focused on painting and pen and ink. In the late ‘90s, when i first started going digital, I developed my digital woodcut style which I’ve used occasionally since then and which I used in the Darwin book I did last year. Out of that grew the more serious woodcut stuff I’ve been doing lately.

One of the things I like best about working in this style is that I can be less literal than when I paint. I’m not sure if that’s just a feeling or it’s a fact, but it’s the way it’s going for me now.
Gil Shaham for yesterday's Wall St Journal...
The role of the Falun Gong's anti-censorship Web tool in the Iran election protests for The Utne Reader....
Poet Michael Symmons Roberts for The Wall Street Journal
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Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes for The Wall Street Journal....
Tino Sehgal, whose current exhibition at the Guggenheim creates thought-provoking conversations on Progress, for The Christian Science Monitor....
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