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    Robert Simola - "The Woodcarver"

    Artist: Robert Simola
    Title: "The Woodcarver"
    Size: 5"x5"
    Printed on Somerset paper with Graphic Chemical Intense Black ink.

    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.

    Robert 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.