Make it big.

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I spent most of the last month or so carving an enormous piece of wood that had taken up residence in my living room.

carving

Finally finished in time. Guttenberg Arts, the generous hosts that gave me a residency this past winter, hold an arts festival in nearby Braddock Park, with demos, vendors, steamroller prints and more.

done

I did a spoon printing demo of some of the enormous blocks in the park with my co-horts Beth Sheehan, Amanda Thackray and Ana Cordeiro.

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We had to fight some serious wind gusts but we recruited some help to make it happen.

Spoon printing #woodcuts

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I finally got to see my block printed!

finished print

Both by hand and by machine.

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And Ana found a friend along the way, who cheered us on:

braddock

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