Size: 24"W x 36"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2015
This is an original hand made woodcut print from a birch plywood block and limited edition of 6. Each print has its edition number, title and is signed on the front. When I was a child I read about eggs hatching in 21 days. So I put a few eggs into one of my stuffed animals hoping that they would hatch into chicks if I took care of them and waited patiently. That obviously did not turn out well, but that moment inspired this piece.
I am a printmaker, illustrator and chicken lover. Relief printmaking, especially woodcut and screenprinting, are my primary medium. My previous field was illustration and design before I moved into printmaking. What drew me into printmaking was the anticipation of seeing the final result after all of the process that goes into each print. Every step in the creation of a print can almost be viewed as its own art form. The entire process must be planned out ahead of time, because once each step is completed you cannot change the course of the image. I enjoy this fact because it forces me to fully realize the image before I start the process. But even with all of the planning involved, the outcome is still uncertain until the print is completed, so it always keeps the process fresh and exciting for me.