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Below is a Transformation Series of a figure carved in different states. The 6"x8" woodcut prints are oil-based ink on 9.5" x 14" sheets of Fabriano. These were created in the Fall of 2017.
About a month ago I was saddened to hear that a fellow artist and former classmate was on his bicycle and was hit by a car. This felt close to home, although my friend Jon had it way much worse than me.
Here's a link to his gofundme page, set up by his dad, which gives details of Jon's unfortunate accident:
If any of you are able to help out a fellow artist, please do and donate to his page.
Wishing you a good recovery and lots of healing, Jon.
"From a Fortune Cookie (Eastern Filbert Blight)," 2017. Oil-based ink & woodcut print on Awagami Kitakata. 8"x10" block on 12"x15" paper.
It has been a while since I have posted here and I sometimes wonder how a viewer may change over the passage of time. For example, if say someone once looked at my blog/website upon a previous time and later revisited the same image of a work I had posted, is that view experienced the same way?
Over the past four+ years I have spent a significant time away from social media & spent time adjusting to a new life in the Pacific Northwest. Last fall I enrolled in a Woodcut Printmaking class and tapped into a creative flow and a technical process that was relatively new to me. Below, an example of a first state of an ongoing piece:
I promise I'll post more images soon of additional prints.
Van (rhymes with "fun") C. Tran