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And Life is Grand, hand carved woodblock print, 20"x25", limited edition of 5

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Each fall I visit my favorite orchard and every time there are plenty of goat kidds playing rambunctiously, eating apples and basically enjoying life to the fullest. This piece exemplifies their exuberance and the love I feel for them and all animals.

Measuring 20"x25", this is one of the larger prints I have made. This piece was hand carved from three solid planks of beechwood which have been edge glued together. It was carved using traditional Japanese and German hand tools. The prints were pulled by rubbing the back of the paper with a Japanese baren disc. At times this disc was turned on end to pick up the background carving marks which add a dynamic ground to the composition. This piece was printed on beautiful Goyu Japanese paper.

Each piece in this edition is unique and may vary a bit from the one pictured. Every piece in this very limited edition of five took individual time and care to produce and is an original work of art. While their overall look is very similar, no two are exactly the same.

Thank you for visiting the shop and I hope you like this one.


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Reviewed by jadansie
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 6, 2017
Couldn't be happier with this print! Looks amazing on my living room wall
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And Life is Grand, hand carved woodblock print, 20"x25", limited edition of 5

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