Shaky beginnings. Test prints of my first two woodcuts. I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around the fact that what is positive in drawing is negative in relief prints. I’ll get there someday 😛
For the first piece I’ve mostly followed the wood grain and I like the feel and flow. Like a child I was happy to be able to incorporate the face that I could see in the grain. The specs are of course an addition and so is the mouth but the rest of the profile was “found”. I truly enjoy the freedom of doing as I please.
While working on the piece the title that came to mind is “Blind and drowning” I sent it to a friend to get some feedback and she saw something in it that I hadn’t but then it became crystal clear. And then I looked and some more!! The differences in what we saw reminded me of the TAT test that I had taken in business school.
The TAT is popularly known as the picture interpretation technique because it uses a standard series of 30 provocative yet ambiguous pictures about which the subject must tell a story. In the case of adults and adolescents of average intelligence, a subject is asked to tell as dramatic a story as they can for each picture, including:
- what has led up to the event shown
- what is happening at the moment
- what the characters are feeling and thinking, and
- what the outcome of the story was
Source : Wikipedia
If you dare. let me know what you see 😀