“Gone to Look for America,” a woodcut on kozo okawara, is a work in progress. These images feature a proof of the three plates, which are laser engraved and hand carved. Here, Emily is practicing selective inking and experimenting with the effect of a split roll.
Emily says about her work: “The large landscape print was inspired by a road trip I took last summer driving from Michigan to California and back along Historic Route 66, it features the numerous American landscapes I photographed along the road. The photograph of five prints hung on our studio wall is from our final critique for the semester and includes a print created from each project. The black and white image, titled “Suckin’ Blood from the Earth” is of the oil fields at the Arizona-California boarder, a photo-based single plate laser engraved woodcut printed on kozo okawara. It was an image that I took on my Route 66 road trip, a small drawing of which is also in the large landscape print.”