Gillyin Gatto Machias, Maine USA
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Machias, Maine USA
Title: Bruno's Visit
Paper Dimension: 10 x 15 inches
Image Dimension: 9 x 14 inches
Block: Teak venneer
Ink: Van Son Oil Base Plus - Black
Comments: Living in the woods as I do, I am likely to see an array of wild creatures n any given day when I, or my cats adn dogs, look out the window. This day we are visited by a Black Bear and four Ruffed Grouse or "Partridge" as we call them in Maine. My house is a three story "victorian cabin" wiht a 3/4 geodesic dome attached. The three faces of the dome face East, North and West. I carve by the north windows. Vinnie, Mable, Little Bear and jette are gazing out the East windows at just before sunrise, when the forest creatures are stirring. I designed all the faces of the dome to have "eyes, nose and mouth" windows. My 400 watt solar array sits on top. That's what's going on out my window today. I drew directly on the block, carved adn printed by hand, burnished with a teflon baren. I find these "ship's model" blocks at yard sales, one side teak, the other will be walnut or mahogany. Very easy to carve and print.