To make this print, Annali Smucker, a senior, carved an image into a block of wood, pressed the block into ink and stamped it onto a piece of paper. The result was this print of a head; its detail formed by the contrast of black and white.
“The strong lighting from underneath gives the stark shadows and defines the face. The smaller lines on the cheek are for a gray tone,” Smucker said.
Because each piece of wood is different, wood-printmaking guarantees that the artwork will hold a unique texture.
“I enjoy using wood for printmaking because the grain dictates the way you carve and sometimes shows up in the print,” Smucker said.