Evolution

JOHN SCHIRMER
Evolution, woodcut, 11"x18"

John has carved wood professionally for 25 years. His career began in northern Michigan, where he created from scratch hand-carved wooden signs for villages, businesses, and private residences.

"The woodblock print is an art form that began in antiquity. After experimenting with other media, my deep appreciation for carving wood and printmaking in general, led me to the wood cut as a means of expression. The design is transferred to a block of wood that is then carved. When the carving is complete the block is inked, the paper is applied and it is pulled through a press. Each original print is colored by hand."

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on March 28, 2005

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