Alex Orgren - Andover, New Jersey USA
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Location: Andover, NJ
Print Title: Buttermilk Falls
Paper Dimension: 6" x 13"
Image Dimension: 4 3/4" x 10 1/4"
Block: Six shina blocks
Pigment or Ink: Guerra pigment dispersions, sumi, Akua Kolor (black)
Comments: Buttermilk Falls is a towering cascade just off the Appalachian Trail in northwest New Jersey. My challenge for this print was to produce an image with an unprinted area as a main design element. There were a lot of unforeseen challenges along the way, since I modified the drawing after pasting it onto the blocks and also ended up reinterpreting many aspects of the drawing as carving progressed. Trying to execute such ad-hoc decisions consistently across all the blocks was tricky and arduous.
Finally, this was the first print I've done without a very precise idea of how it would look. I doubt I'll take such a risk very often, but it was an interesting adventure.