Real Woodcuts

These two woodcut are very different, in their making.

The green one on the left, “Chainsaw”, is created by pressing a chainsaw cut-down tree.
I went in the wood, with paper and ink, and found a near-flat stub.

I inked it, and printed it on paper.

“Typographer” took quite a bit longer. It’s a spruce mite’s work.
The Ips Typographus, makes its way inside spruces’ barks.

I collected this, soaked it in water for a month or so, and, when soggy, printed it.

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