3 layer reduction woodcut
Oil-based ink (Gamblin)
Edition of 3 and 1 Artist's Proof (There would have been a few more, but I didn't like how the final layer turned out and shifted gears in mid-printing.)
This is another print made to celebrate the birth of a child. In this case, one of my cousins is having her first. I notice that when I make prints for new children, I tend to depict things that fly. I suppose I think of babies as not yet weighted down by the burdens of knowledge, expectations, and responsibilities.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?
-from A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky by Lewis Carroll