Monday, February 6, 2017

Phoenix prints

This week - phoenix print! 

Multiple prints of the 18 x 24" block - on cream paper, grey paper, toned gray paper and toned orange paper. 

Michael Wolgemut and workshop,
 "Creation of the Birds"
from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. 
 For the phoenix block I was really inspired by Japanese screen painting, but I've been thinking that it would also substitute in nicely for the peacock in a life scale version of the tree with birds illustrating the Creation in the Nuremberg Chronicle (an image that's been on my studio wall in black and white on and off for about 4 years). [steeples fingers].                
And speaking of life-scale tree... I started an 18 x 24" block of a branch to add to the trunk from two weeks ago: