Diane Cutter Ceiba, Puerto Rico USA
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Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Paper Dimension: 10” x 7.5”
Image Dimension: 4.25” x 8”
Ink: Daniel Smith Traditional Black Relief
Paper: Arches 88
Back in the 1980s, while living in the Middle East, I bought a hand-stitched tapestry in the Cairo cloth ╬soukŌ (market). Done by an unknown Egyptian artist, it was a calligraphic image of men rowing a boat. Because of it’s typographic design and elegant beauty, I always thought it would make a stunning woodcut. Unfortunately I don’t have a translation but this type of art typically is a verse from the Koran. In order to honor the exchange requirements, I made some adjustments while still honoring the Arabic letters.