The Other Side of the Pond.Woodcut on paper. 12 x 8″. Small edition.$64 USD. Purchase here!
Relief prints are one of my favorite art forms to practice as well as look at. I was quite focused on photography until my last year of university, where I took the printmaking class and fell in love. Now my heart is torn between ink and light and I don’t think I’ll ever choose.
I felt like I haven’t shown enough relief prints on Shop Art Direct , so I was very excited to come across Thomas Shahan‘s work. His relief prints show incredible control over his cutting tools as well fantastic understand of depth, value, and texture, which can be difficult to reproduce when carving wood. It’s certainly not the same as painting or drawing.
Pond Gathering. 4-color serigraph on paper. 10.5 x 7″. Limited Edition of 20.$55 USD. Purchase here!
Thomas also works in screen printing to add a range of color to his prints.
If you are curious about printmaking processes, Thomas also happens to be a skilled filmmaker, and created a short video on the basics of relief printing.
Hurricane Irene, Rancocas Creek 2011, Two-color relief print on handmade paper, edition of 30. 8.5 x 11″ with a deckle edge. $50 USD. Purchase here!
From Michelle’s Etsy listing: This print is based on photographs of my in-laws wading through a half-mile of water to assess the damage to their home after evacuating prior to Hurricane Irene. Due to the hurricane, they lost all their belongings and had considerable damage to their house. Purchases of this print go to helping them rebuild their home and their lives.
Please consider helping a family in need. Even if you do not purchase this relief print, please re-share and retweet Michelle Wilson’s Etsy listing so it can reach interested buyers, and give back to one family what we all take for granted.