"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Oak … Book 1

Back in December I made some woodcuts of the Oak trees in the spinney. This is a collection of the woodcuts, very simply printed and bound into a wordless book.
Yes, there are mistakes but it is a bit of an advance. The plates are hand printed, the cover is printed from hand cut type and it’s bound by hand. There are two 6 page sections, 10 images printed on Fabriano 300gsm with red endpapers and it is a satisfying 24cm square.The biggest book I have attempted so far.

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“Oak…Book 1”  24 x 24cms

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Oak, spread.

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Early proofs.

I am calling it “Book 1” as I am hoping that “Oak ..Book 2”  will have some text and be bound a little better!

1 comment:

dyan said...

'Oak' is fascinating; the dizzying, zooming images and the depth of tone make these some of your most beautiful prints to date. D