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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Boo!

I love this print, the concept of it. Campers safely snuggled away in their tent listening to someone telling a ghost story, complete with flashlight-under-the-chin special effects.

Meanwhile out in the dark, dark forest lurks a few disembodied spirits eager to hear the tale!

I love the dark background of gnarled trees -- done in blue-gray, blue black and, finally, black. The back rows of trees are a subtle contrast against the black, and give the close-up viewer a little bit of a surprise. The tent absolutely glows in the foreground and really brings a mood of camping fun and comfort -- evin amid the menacing surroundings. Six color reduction woodcut printed on cotton paper with oil-based inks from a single birch plywood block.

2 comments:

Ellen Shipley said...

It really works. I love the ghosts in the trees.

Sharri said...

What a great concept and print. The coals still glowing in the recently abandoned fire pit add to the story, too and the ghosts in the trees are wonderful. Brings back many happy memories, and some where I was scared to death those ghosts might be real, too. ;-)