28 October, 2005

WOW Profiles V

This series of posts previews the artists participating in the walking on water portfolio (WOW). This post features Andy English and Jean Lodge.

Andy English: England

East Anglian wood engraver (member of Society of Wood Engravers, Wood-Engravers Network USA). Work mainly independent limited-edition prints (each one an original artist's print numbered and signed) or illustrations. Also bookplates. Themes: childhood, gardens, the Fens, relationship between people and rural environment. broughton house

Wood Engraver - Studio diary

albion press restoration blog

A very nice presentation of John Keats poem with wood engravings by Andy English. Bugra endpapers. Poliphilus and Blado with Goudy Text for display in violet and black on Zerkall Book White Wove. 7 by 5 inches [178 by 127mm]. 36 pages. Quarter violet cloth and decorated printed paper over boards, with spine label. Frontispiece, two smaller engravings within the text, a tailpiece, and the press device are by Andy English. Edition of 115 copies.


Andy English

"The Hidden Pool" Woodengraving

The Hidden Pool, like almost all of my work, relates to a place that has special significance to me. I pass these trees most days. They make a graceful group. However, if one walks across the field to reach them, there is a small pool of water and the mood changes to a hidden and mysterious spot. I could not find a large endgrain block that I could afford where the wood was proven to come from a sustainable source so, rather than make the print smaller, I engraved on a from Lawrences of London, which I built up to type high with mdf.

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Jean Lodge: England

Characteristics of the American printmaker (now based in Paris and Oxford) Jean Lodge’s work are constant innovation, an extraordinary mastery of mixed techniques and a fascination with the human face. She was for 17 years Head of Printmaking at the Ruskin in Oxford, and has spent time in Japan with hand papermakers and printmakers. Now she concentrates on her own work, while giving workshops in the USA, in her Paris studio and on behalf of the gallery at our northern outpost at Castle Farm in Arkengarthdale.
from broughton house

at the printmaker's council

Work as described adjacent

NYC/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York Printmaking Project Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, Independent Curator, New York City, and Devorah Boxer, Vice President, Le Trait, Paris. This exhibition brings together the works by 18 American artists and 18 French artists to highlight the role of the artist printmaker and the contrasts between the American and the French approach to the medium. The artwork included will span printmaking from the traditional to the more unconventional, with techniques ranging from intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen to photo and digital processes. American artists include Desiree Alvarez, Kumi Korf, Hillary Lorenz, Florence Neal, Miriam Schaer, among others. French artists include Louis-Rene Berge, Yves Jobert, Helene Laffly, Jean Lodge, Marie-Antoinette Rouilly Le Chavallier, among others.
October 14, 2005 - December 3, 2005

The Center for Book Arts Gallery is located on the third floor at 28 West 27th Street, Manhattan. Our beautiful exhibit cases are always filled with exciting work, and you are welcome to come to see it.

The Brooklyn Arts Council hosts New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York, simultaneous exhibitions in New York and Paris showcasing prints and print-derived artists' books from eighteen contemporary American artists and eighteen of their French counterparts from Le Trait, a leading printmaking organization in Paris.
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