“the Mechanic”
by John Buck

Available at Shark's Ink (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1994
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Color woodcut
  • Edition size: Ed. 15
  • Image Size: 73 x 37 inches
  • Sheet Size: 73 x 37 inches
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

Description — Click to read

Using a pen, a nail or his fingernail, Buck incises the wood planks that form the base and background of his prints with images and symbols drawn from the daily news, from his own sculpture and from nature. Embedded in this active visual field is a large, carved image, often a figure, but he has also depicted a jar full of fireflies, an eagle, or a subtly colored moth. The relationship between these two elements first engages the viewer in an appreciation of the beauty of the graphic quality in the print and then begins a conversation about our world and our place in it.

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