Medium: Linocut and ink Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches when closed Signature: Signed and numbered on the back Artist details: American, b. 1959 Date finished: 1989 Edition: 20/69 Publisher: The MKimberly Press, Ames Lake, WA
Medium: Linocut on Chinese Xuan paper Dimensions: 8 x 6 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: British / Chinese, 1973 Edition: of 50
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
"During her residency at the Royal Academy Schools, Wuon-Gean Ho completed a number of linocut prints in the historic ‘Life Room’, where figure drawing often takes place. In her rendition of Venus, Ho’s playful personality shines through this European traditional space. She brings the statue to life with her rendition of arms, hands, and even a cell phone on the famous woman’s armless body. The linocut print is a reverse image of the actual statue’s left-right orientation. This tells us that Ho most likely carved her linocut block as if it were a life drawing sketch (treating her carving tools like pencils) before printing the resulting image. She even chose to include an alternate view of the statue as well as another artist drawing in the background, much like students would in a figure drawing class. Ho has created a delightfully colorful and humorous take on illustrating a woman’s form with the hallmark textures only linocut relief prints can offer."
Medium: Intaglio and linocut Dimensions: 4 x 6 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: British / Chinese, 1973 Date finished: 2009 Edition: of 20
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): "Wuon Gean Ho’s Devour V is from a series of intaglios she created in 2009. This series begins with a woman asleep, laying on top of a tiger. The cat awakes first and begins walking around until the woman also awakes and opens her feral-looking eyes. They separate from one another, and begin sizing each other up as they circle. They grapple, but do eventually come to terms with each other (tiger licks the woman’s face) before dissolving into each other and the landscape. Devour V illustrates the moment when the woman is fully awake to her struggle with full realization of her circumstances and is actively fighting. Part of being human is coming to terms with our own wild cats that can wake up in us. Eventually, there will be peace and acceptance, but we first have to face them. Ho makes this struggle look sensual and chaotic with her use of subtle plate tone wiping and overlapping hatch marks in the plate. She effectively captures how it can feel to be rolling about with one’s own demons in the intimate space of our own heads."