Monday, October 29, 2007

Looking Back

Originally uploaded by m.Lee
This is one of my first woodblock prints. At the time I was still pretty into doing self-portraits and masks are a theme that have come up in my work on and off for many years.

This piece was made for the class I took at Mass Art called "Print into Books" taught by the inspiring Annie Silverman. She's a printmaking not a bookbinder and the book part was a bit of an afterthought. And I am cool with that because she and that class changed my life.

While I did love that original block I moved on to carve many new blocks until a few months ago I stumbled upon it while organizing my blocks and figured what the heck, why not see what I can do with it now? Here are a handful of the pieces I have made with it since.

Darkness Falls


Masked Beauty

Two Sides

Then there are the ACEOs I have made splitting up the faces.
Shrouded by Leaves - ACEO/ ATCNameless - ACEO

I guess this one piece shows exactly where I have come from as an artist in the past two years and what I have done with what I started with. Oh and go Sox I guess!


Kate said...

I love the new pieces!

BaldyLocks said...

It must be so much fun working with some older pieces to make them new again.

Rachel said...

These are neat!

Makes me wish I hadn't purged my old blocks and plates for a move. Makes me wish also that I hadn't been cranky and stressed out and alltogether too pessimistic when I purged the lot.

Oh well, what's done is done.

Again, cool images. I love the stylization of the faces, the gracious sensuality of the lips...very appealing.

Amy Rice said...

These are great!

stilettoheights said...

I can;t believe this was your first block, I love it, it's one of my most favorite elements of yours!!!

but then again I am a sucker for faces!!