The old tree is long dead. Most of her once majestic form has returned to the soil to enrich future generations. Yet, she has one more function to perform before she is consumed by decay and rot. In spring, nestled among the shelf mushrooms and mosses growing along her hollow prostrate trunk, a seedling sprouts. It is the offspring of her offspring and will grow strong, closer to the nourishing sun than its grounded siblings. With time the seedling reaches tall and wraps its eager roots around the dead tree, feeding off her composting nutrients and reaching for the loamy earth below. Someday, she will be gone, a part of the rich forest humus, but even then her shape will remain, a vacancy sculpted by the roots of her progeny.
Medium: Color-Reduction Woodcut
Edition Size: TBD
Image Size: 6" x 18"
Paper Size: 10" x 22"
Paper Type: Rives BFK
All prints in my shop are original works of art that have been designed and hand-printed by me. I use oil-based printing inks and Rives BFK paper, unless otherwise noted. Due to the nature of reduction woodcuts (the block is destroyed during the process), there will never be more prints produced beyond the listed edition number. When they sell out, I cannot make any more. Consider yourself warned! For other less limited printmaking techniques, such as single-layer woodcut, collagraph or drypoint, please know that I hold to the same ethic in regard to edition size.
Most works in my online shop are available for sale either framed or unframed. Large format works are only available for sale unframed due to the increased risk of damage during shipping. I custom frame each piece with acid-free matting materials, regular glass* and aluminum frames. I use white mats and black frames, intended to highlight the artwork. If you prefer a different mat/frame/glass style, please order unframed work and seek out assistance at your local frame shop.
* Please note that UV glass is NOT required for protection of my prints. The use of any glass at all is solely to protect the piece from dust, moisture, puncture, etc. The pigments in my oil-based inks are just as light-fast as an oil painting on canvas. Would you place an oil painting behind UV glass? I didn't think so...
Please, no returns or exchanges on purchased prints. Contact me right away if you suspect any shipping damage. I cannot be held responsible for stolen packages.
Instructor Cancellations - If I must cancel a class for illness or emergency, you will be informed as soon as possible and your payment will be refunded in full. I assume no responsibility for any losses incurred due to lodging or travel arrangements.
Student Cancellations - A full refund (less a $10 cancellation fee) will be given for cancellations made at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop. Cancellations made within seven days of the start of the workshop will be given no refund. In this case, I encourage you to find a friend to take your seat!
All purchased unframed prints are securely packaged flat and sent via USPS Priority Mail for free within the United States. Some works are shipped via UPS on an as-needed basis. All framed works will be shipped via UPS. Smaller items like cards, git tags and calendars will be sent via USPS First Class Mail unless in combination with a larger order using a different shipping method. For other worldly destinations, please contact me first for a shipping quote before placing an order. Once payment is received, your order will typically be shipped within three (3) business days, however, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for preparation and shipment of orders that contain framed prints. I am usually much quicker, but I will contact you if there are any delays on my end.