Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Eagle Nest"

White line woodcut
Watercolors on 120 lb. watercolor paper
8" x 11" (paper) 5" x 7" (block) 

The imagery for this woodcut was inspired by my daughter playing in an Eagle nest installation at Drexel's Academy of Natural Science's Outside In, an section of the museum designed for children's play and discovery. I love watching kids play in the eagle next because the mismatched and out of proportion scale of structures, toys, and participants feels dreamlike. I go back and forth between seeing the children dressed in eagle costumes are noble predators themselves, or shifty impostors. A third possibility - perhaps they are in a state of transformation. 

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