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.