"Urban Demeter" woodcut
"Urban Demeter" woodcut

Urban Demeter tends her well planted backyard plot in the city with the help of one of her chickens.

woodcut 2018

16 x 23.5 inches

What Does It Say #2
What Does It Say #2

I’ve begun experimenting with abstract monotype prints in my home studio, i appreciate their ability to let the viewer determine what the image may say or what feeling they convey .

“What Does It Say #2”

18 x 17 inches

Monotype with oil inks

What Does it Say #1
What Does it Say #1

I’ve begun experimenting with abstract monotype prints in my home studio, i appreciate their ability to let the viewer determine what the image may say or what feeling they convey .

“What Does It Say #1”

18 x 17 inches

Monotype with oil inks

"Thompson Fountain" woodcut
"Thompson Fountain" woodcut

The Thomson Fountain print is set in a place we in Portland all walk, drive, and bike past, sometimes every day. What if we all went away?

The image suggests that while infrastructure collapses, the fountain remains flowing, providing a watering hole for the species. flora and fauna would reclaim the city spaces.

print size: 48 x 36 inches

paper: Japanese masa

UNION STATION linocut print
UNION STATION linocut print

Portland Oregon’s Union Station.

As a kid I imagined being big enough to literally play with my city, with Union Station being the ultimate train set.

The classic architecture building sits below an early evening summer sky while the kids are deep in play.

Only one edition of 20 prints will be pulled from this lino block, each signed and numbered.

Image size: 17x11 inches

Paper size: 22 x 15 inches

Printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper with Gamblin oil ink

Multnomah / Hawthorne  linocut print
Multnomah / Hawthorne linocut print

A mash-up lino print of Oregon's iconic Multnomah Falls and Portland's historic Hawthorne bridge.
"Portland Places and Wild Spaces" are prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.
this is the second print in the series.

one edition of 20 copies

carved on one piece of linoleum and printed with Gamblin oil inks
on acid free Rives BFK printmaking paper.

print size: 11 x 17 inches
paper size: 15 x 22 inches

"From Bartow's Vantage"
"From Bartow's Vantage"

I made this print as a thank you to Rick Bartow, I never had the opportunity to meet him but my father knew him, I have friends who knew him, I have printed at The Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art where he had done so before. Being there last year and hearing stories about him from their Master Printer Frank Jansen made my small connection to him feel real to me.

Richard Elmer "Rick" Bartow (December 16, 1946 – April 2, 2016) was a Native American artist and a member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, a small tribe indigenous to Humboldt County, California. Growing up in Newport Oregon he developed strong ties to the Siletz tribe and enjoyed making ceremonial objects for them. He primarily created pastel, graphite, and mixed media drawings, wood sculpture, acrylic paintings, drypoint etchings, monotypes, and a small number of ceramic works.

“From Bartow’s Vantage” features him peering from between his sun mask, surrounded by ravens, elk skull, and antlers. The background is the Wiyot basket weave pattern“Big Stairway to Heaven”.

one edition of 20 prints

Image size: 20 x 16 inches

Paper size: 22 x 20 inches

Printed on Rives BFK paper

With Gamblin oil based Ink

"BRIDGE TO WILDWOOD" linoleum print
"BRIDGE TO WILDWOOD" linoleum print

The Historic St Johns Bridge in Portland Oregon, scaled to usher small travelers into our expansive Forest Park woods.

The first in a series of "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.

carved on one piece of linoleum, printed with Gamblin oil ink onto Rives BFK printmaking paper

one edition of 20 copies

print size: 11 x 17 inches
Paper size: 15 x 22 inches

'A BOY AND HIS BOAT" LINOCUT
'A BOY AND HIS BOAT" LINOCUT

"A Boy And His Boat" linocut print. The fourth print in the "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" series
That focus on our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.
Printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper
With Gamblin inks

one edition of 20 copies

Paper size: 22 x 15 inches
Image size: 17 x 11 inches

"BURNSIDE CROSSING" linoleum print
"BURNSIDE CROSSING" linoleum print

this is third in my "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" print series,
prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population.
Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us,
connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.

printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper
with Gamblin oil inks

one edition of 20 copies
actual print size : 11 x 17 inches
paper size: 15 X 22 inches

Skidmore bouquet
Skidmore bouquet

the Skidmore Fountain was Portland Oregon's first commissioned piece of public art, dedicated in 1888 "for horses, men, and dogs to drink from". The two strong female figures holding the giant bronze dish cascading with water into the large marble pool below. It is now a beautiful and central landmark for Portland's Saturday Market.

I feel that a larger than life bouquet adorned atop of it adds to it's sculptural beauty

printed on Rives BFK paper with Gamblin printmaking inks

One edition of 20 copies

image size: 16 x 11 inches paper size: 22 x 15 inches

"Poet's Beach" woodcut
"Poet's Beach" woodcut

“Poet’s Beach” woodcut print

Tucked next to the SW side of the Marquam bridge along the Willamette river esplanade is Poets Beach, a designated swimming area in the city.

One edition of 20 copies

Carved on one plywood block

Print size: 23 x 17 inches

Printed on Rives BFK paper

With Gamblin inks

"THE FINAL GARBAGE DAY" WOODCUT PRINT
"THE FINAL GARBAGE DAY" WOODCUT PRINT

Every week you sort your recyclables from your trash while life goes on sorting us all. Not meant to be depressing but as a nod to the tragic comedy of life. Done in a classic block print line style with heavy line and detail.

one edition of 20 copies
Paper size: 28x18 inches
Image size: 23x14 inches

Carreg Samson etching
Carreg Samson etching

My fascination with standing stones and Neolithic burial sites is what initially pushed me into trying etching.

The neolithic structures across Wales were built thousands of years ago by hand for ceremony, to map the seasons, and to entomb loved ones for eternity. They are steeped in folklore and magic. The standing stone chamber prints carry layered linework and tones, conveying their weight and permanence throughout the ages and the deep significance they had to the peoples that built them.

this is a hard ground etching, done in 3 rounds of etches

Carreg Samson is in South West Wales, overlooking the Pembrokeshire Coast for the last 5000 years

print size: 18 x 12 inches

"SEDUMS" LINOCUT PRINT
"SEDUMS" LINOCUT PRINT

This vibrant 10 color print was laboriously carved and printed by hand over the course of 30 days to allow drying time between the layers. the reduction print method is achieved by printing the lightest color in the image, carving that color away from the block and then printing the next darker color. the printed image builds up as each darker color is printed onto the paper. the finished print will render the printing block useless by the end of the process.

image size 8 x 10 inches

"CARREG COETAN ARTHUR" ETCHING
"CARREG COETAN ARTHUR" ETCHING

My fascination with standing stones and Neolithic burial sites is what initially pushed me into trying etching.

The neolithic structures across Wales were built thousands of years ago by hand for ceremony, to map the seasons, and to entomb loved ones for eternity. They are steeped in folklore and magic. The standing stone chamber prints carry layered linework and tones, conveying their weight and permanence throughout the ages and the deep significance they had to the peoples that built them.

This is the 5000 year old Carreg Coetan Arthur burial chamber in North Pembrokeshire, Wales.

one edition of 20 copies

print size: 12 x 18 inches

BRENDAN BEHAN LINOCUT PRINT
BRENDAN BEHAN LINOCUT PRINT

5 color reduction print of Brendan Behan.
He was an Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. 
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers and poets of all time.
Behan died on 20 March 1964 at 41 years of age, when he collapsed at the Harbour Lights bar in Dublin. 
He was given a full IRA guard of honor, which escorted his coffin. It was described by several newspapers as the biggest Irish funeral of all time
this print was made in the reduction style where the lightest color is printed and the area desired to stay that color is removed from the lino. The next darker color is printed
over the first and then it is removed from the lino and so forth. an edition of 6 copies of this print were made.
printed on Strathmore printmaking paper with quality printmaking inks.
image size : 10.25 inches x 9 inches
paper size: 16 x 20 inches
 

"CARMEN" woodcut print
"CARMEN" woodcut print

The Brazilian Bombshell, Carmen Miranda. The image was carved from shina plywood and printed on fine quality Arches 88 silkscreen paper. A limited run of 17 copies were made using the reduction process where no other prints can be made.

Image size: 11x17 inches

"Urban Demeter" woodcut
What Does It Say #2
What Does it Say #1
"Thompson Fountain" woodcut
UNION STATION linocut print
Multnomah / Hawthorne  linocut print
"From Bartow's Vantage"
"BRIDGE TO WILDWOOD" linoleum print
'A BOY AND HIS BOAT" LINOCUT
"BURNSIDE CROSSING" linoleum print
Skidmore bouquet
"Poet's Beach" woodcut
"THE FINAL GARBAGE DAY" WOODCUT PRINT
Carreg Samson etching
"SEDUMS" LINOCUT PRINT
"CARREG COETAN ARTHUR" ETCHING
BRENDAN BEHAN LINOCUT PRINT
"CARMEN" woodcut print
"Urban Demeter" woodcut

Urban Demeter tends her well planted backyard plot in the city with the help of one of her chickens.

woodcut 2018

16 x 23.5 inches

What Does It Say #2

I’ve begun experimenting with abstract monotype prints in my home studio, i appreciate their ability to let the viewer determine what the image may say or what feeling they convey .

“What Does It Say #2”

18 x 17 inches

Monotype with oil inks

What Does it Say #1

I’ve begun experimenting with abstract monotype prints in my home studio, i appreciate their ability to let the viewer determine what the image may say or what feeling they convey .

“What Does It Say #1”

18 x 17 inches

Monotype with oil inks

"Thompson Fountain" woodcut

The Thomson Fountain print is set in a place we in Portland all walk, drive, and bike past, sometimes every day. What if we all went away?

The image suggests that while infrastructure collapses, the fountain remains flowing, providing a watering hole for the species. flora and fauna would reclaim the city spaces.

print size: 48 x 36 inches

paper: Japanese masa

UNION STATION linocut print

Portland Oregon’s Union Station.

As a kid I imagined being big enough to literally play with my city, with Union Station being the ultimate train set.

The classic architecture building sits below an early evening summer sky while the kids are deep in play.

Only one edition of 20 prints will be pulled from this lino block, each signed and numbered.

Image size: 17x11 inches

Paper size: 22 x 15 inches

Printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper with Gamblin oil ink

Multnomah / Hawthorne linocut print

A mash-up lino print of Oregon's iconic Multnomah Falls and Portland's historic Hawthorne bridge.
"Portland Places and Wild Spaces" are prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.
this is the second print in the series.

one edition of 20 copies

carved on one piece of linoleum and printed with Gamblin oil inks
on acid free Rives BFK printmaking paper.

print size: 11 x 17 inches
paper size: 15 x 22 inches

"From Bartow's Vantage"

I made this print as a thank you to Rick Bartow, I never had the opportunity to meet him but my father knew him, I have friends who knew him, I have printed at The Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art where he had done so before. Being there last year and hearing stories about him from their Master Printer Frank Jansen made my small connection to him feel real to me.

Richard Elmer "Rick" Bartow (December 16, 1946 – April 2, 2016) was a Native American artist and a member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, a small tribe indigenous to Humboldt County, California. Growing up in Newport Oregon he developed strong ties to the Siletz tribe and enjoyed making ceremonial objects for them. He primarily created pastel, graphite, and mixed media drawings, wood sculpture, acrylic paintings, drypoint etchings, monotypes, and a small number of ceramic works.

“From Bartow’s Vantage” features him peering from between his sun mask, surrounded by ravens, elk skull, and antlers. The background is the Wiyot basket weave pattern“Big Stairway to Heaven”.

one edition of 20 prints

Image size: 20 x 16 inches

Paper size: 22 x 20 inches

Printed on Rives BFK paper

With Gamblin oil based Ink

"BRIDGE TO WILDWOOD" linoleum print

The Historic St Johns Bridge in Portland Oregon, scaled to usher small travelers into our expansive Forest Park woods.

The first in a series of "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.

carved on one piece of linoleum, printed with Gamblin oil ink onto Rives BFK printmaking paper

one edition of 20 copies

print size: 11 x 17 inches
Paper size: 15 x 22 inches

'A BOY AND HIS BOAT" LINOCUT

"A Boy And His Boat" linocut print. The fourth print in the "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" series
That focus on our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population. Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us, connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.
Printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper
With Gamblin inks

one edition of 20 copies

Paper size: 22 x 15 inches
Image size: 17 x 11 inches

"BURNSIDE CROSSING" linoleum print

this is third in my "Portland Places and Wild Spaces" print series,
prints of our suddenly big city and the quick expanse of construction and population.
Combining city landmarks with local naturescapes is my way of showing our hundreds of thousands of new neighbors these places are all special to us,
connected to us, and need to be respected as a whole.

printed on Rives BFK printmaking paper
with Gamblin oil inks

one edition of 20 copies
actual print size : 11 x 17 inches
paper size: 15 X 22 inches

Skidmore bouquet

the Skidmore Fountain was Portland Oregon's first commissioned piece of public art, dedicated in 1888 "for horses, men, and dogs to drink from". The two strong female figures holding the giant bronze dish cascading with water into the large marble pool below. It is now a beautiful and central landmark for Portland's Saturday Market.

I feel that a larger than life bouquet adorned atop of it adds to it's sculptural beauty

printed on Rives BFK paper with Gamblin printmaking inks

One edition of 20 copies

image size: 16 x 11 inches paper size: 22 x 15 inches

"Poet's Beach" woodcut

“Poet’s Beach” woodcut print

Tucked next to the SW side of the Marquam bridge along the Willamette river esplanade is Poets Beach, a designated swimming area in the city.

One edition of 20 copies

Carved on one plywood block

Print size: 23 x 17 inches

Printed on Rives BFK paper

With Gamblin inks

"THE FINAL GARBAGE DAY" WOODCUT PRINT

Every week you sort your recyclables from your trash while life goes on sorting us all. Not meant to be depressing but as a nod to the tragic comedy of life. Done in a classic block print line style with heavy line and detail.

one edition of 20 copies
Paper size: 28x18 inches
Image size: 23x14 inches

Carreg Samson etching

My fascination with standing stones and Neolithic burial sites is what initially pushed me into trying etching.

The neolithic structures across Wales were built thousands of years ago by hand for ceremony, to map the seasons, and to entomb loved ones for eternity. They are steeped in folklore and magic. The standing stone chamber prints carry layered linework and tones, conveying their weight and permanence throughout the ages and the deep significance they had to the peoples that built them.

this is a hard ground etching, done in 3 rounds of etches

Carreg Samson is in South West Wales, overlooking the Pembrokeshire Coast for the last 5000 years

print size: 18 x 12 inches

"SEDUMS" LINOCUT PRINT

This vibrant 10 color print was laboriously carved and printed by hand over the course of 30 days to allow drying time between the layers. the reduction print method is achieved by printing the lightest color in the image, carving that color away from the block and then printing the next darker color. the printed image builds up as each darker color is printed onto the paper. the finished print will render the printing block useless by the end of the process.

image size 8 x 10 inches

"CARREG COETAN ARTHUR" ETCHING

My fascination with standing stones and Neolithic burial sites is what initially pushed me into trying etching.

The neolithic structures across Wales were built thousands of years ago by hand for ceremony, to map the seasons, and to entomb loved ones for eternity. They are steeped in folklore and magic. The standing stone chamber prints carry layered linework and tones, conveying their weight and permanence throughout the ages and the deep significance they had to the peoples that built them.

This is the 5000 year old Carreg Coetan Arthur burial chamber in North Pembrokeshire, Wales.

one edition of 20 copies

print size: 12 x 18 inches

BRENDAN BEHAN LINOCUT PRINT

5 color reduction print of Brendan Behan.
He was an Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. 
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers and poets of all time.
Behan died on 20 March 1964 at 41 years of age, when he collapsed at the Harbour Lights bar in Dublin. 
He was given a full IRA guard of honor, which escorted his coffin. It was described by several newspapers as the biggest Irish funeral of all time
this print was made in the reduction style where the lightest color is printed and the area desired to stay that color is removed from the lino. The next darker color is printed
over the first and then it is removed from the lino and so forth. an edition of 6 copies of this print were made.
printed on Strathmore printmaking paper with quality printmaking inks.
image size : 10.25 inches x 9 inches
paper size: 16 x 20 inches
 

"CARMEN" woodcut print

The Brazilian Bombshell, Carmen Miranda. The image was carved from shina plywood and printed on fine quality Arches 88 silkscreen paper. A limited run of 17 copies were made using the reduction process where no other prints can be made.

Image size: 11x17 inches

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