Artist: Robert Simola
Title: "The Woodcarver"
Printed on Somerset paper with Graphic Chemical Intense
It seems to me a carver’s hands and
tools work independently of the carver's brain. I wanted
this print to express this feeling by only suggesting a
face emerging out of the wood the carver is working on.
Simola- California, USA
For me, etching and block printing is poetry visualized. Coal-black
ink in the grooves of a newly made plate wait to redeem imagination
bathed, purified in the acid bath of reality, and completed
blocks carved out of the substance of Plato's cave can stamp
their image on the shadowed world we live in.