Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"Dolphin" by D.S. Wade

Image posted with the permission of the artist. More about D.S. Wade's artwork in a variety of traditional media can be found on her website.

This is one of those images that is so luscious and expressive that I can forget it is a woodcut and see it as an expressionist painting. I see splashes like fireworks, waves like folds in a great sheet, and the muscular form of the dolphin leaping seamlessly through air and water. White and coral-colored scratches tango with fluid sweeps of movement across the picture plane. If I look too long, I feel I cannot breath and must come up for air.

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