I was in the studio last week, printing a new piece, the Tower Theater. Despite taking the source photo eighteen months ago, I only started drawing and carving a week before printing. I’ve been feeling a little out of practice, so I wanted to do something in the way of practice: something that would give me some practice carving, getting the feel for my tools back, without letting myself get too caught up in what the outcome was going to be. And all in all, I’m pretty pleased with the result: there are things I see that I’d do differently, but as I read in Art & Fear, every piece has the seed of the next piece in it.
I printed my last practice print yesterday before heading to Lincoln. I had this drawn on the plate for the better part of a year, based on a photo from one of my trips to Torino for Creative Commons years ago. Friday evening I sat down and started carving; yesterday afternoon I printed it. 8″ x 10″ on Pescia.