The “Water” series explores the meditative state arising from giving attention to a single aspect of nature, in this case, water movement. The woodblock prints reflect this process and the laborious process of carving the wood becomes a labor of love as it reenacts the original intimacy of experience. Likewise, the woodcuts explore similarities of the wood grain to the gesture and geometry of water ripples. The images capture an arrested moment, and the resonating effects of a stone dropped into still water. As a series, they mark the daily passage of time.
Jackie Battenfield - Oct 10, 2012 | Editioned Prints