Here’s an update of the latest Seize the Carp blocks for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museumlocated in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Block & Burin Editor and WEN’s Tumbler blogger, Tony Drehfal organized this long-term collaboration with Hamilton in the spirit of carpe diem – seize the day – for wood engravers. The first image (above) is Holy Carp! by Eric Hoffman of Spofford Press. Hoffman is an prolific printmaker working out of Rhode Island.
The above image is Carpe Diem by Canadian artist, Jim Westergard – also part of his “See What I’m Saying” series. In addition to being a wonderful artist, Westergard’s humor hits the right spot.
The carp image below is by John McWilliams, a South Carolinian relief printmaker, book artist and photographer.
The engraving Mr. Carpsey below is by Mirka Hokkanen, a Finnish artist who loves nature and animals. Hokkanen’s skills are inspiring and continuously improve as she expands her craft past printmaking and into painting, illustration, design and more!