Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Into the Pond" by Nancy Darrell

This is a wood engraving by Nancy Darrell, another artist I discovered in the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts gift shop in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

The swimmer, a solid, naked form, plunges into the deep. Her presence is a disturbance. While other creatures merely release gently floating bubbles, her bold and deliberate movements scratch through the previous calm.As she heads down into the dark, the ripples she's created will travel across the surface until they bounce against the edge of the shore from which she came.  

1 comment:

  1. Her work reminds me of Blair Hughes-Stanton, who I discovered back when I was pursuing Fred Geary. More images by Blair at https://www.google.com/search?q=blair+hughes-stanton,+one+color,+woodcuts&biw=1024&bih=710&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rNptVcjII8TjsAWu9YDoCQ&ved=0CCoQ7Ak