Medium: Reduction woodcut
Dimensions: 29 x 40 inches (image)
Artist details: American, 1938
Date Finished: 2005
Edition: of 70
Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director):
"Gordon Mortensen's reduction woodcut Bearded Iris shows the artist's particular mastery of this demanding process where one block is systematically cut away then printed (on each sheet for the intended edition) with the next color leading finally to the full color effect. There is no going back, no second edition, as the original block surface has gradually been eliminated. The crucial color choices and their sequence make the intended space and volumes credible in the final image."