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The Fox

Fox
2012
Woodcut print
Edition of 22
13″ x 15″ paper size
6.5″ x 9″ block size

Available now via my Etsy storefont.

All Arcanum Bestiarum series prints have been hand-carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink on hand-torn Rives BFK paper. (Due to the nature of tearing paper, dimensions may vary slightly.)

I print with enough pressure to emboss the thick cotton rag paper and create as solid black of a print as the wood will permit. Each print is titled, signed, numbered, and accompanied by edition information.

Please note, some of the images within the Arcanum Bestiarum were altered to better interact within the book layout, those alterations do not exist on the actual woodcut prints and are not shown in my photos of the prints.

Goat from Arcanum Bestiarum


Goat
2012
Woodcut print
Edition of 11
20.75″ x 15″ paper size
14.25″ x 9″ block size

Available now via my Etsy storefont.

All Arcanum Bestiarum series prints have been hand-carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink on hand-torn Rives BFK paper. (Due to the nature of tearing paper, dimensions may vary slightly.)

I print with enough pressure to emboss the thick cotton rag paper and create as solid black of a print as the wood will permit. Each print is titled, signed, numbered, and accompanied by edition information.

Please note, some of the images within the Arcanum Bestiarum were altered to better interact within the book layout, those alterations do not exist on the actual woodcut prints and are not shown in my photos of the prints.

Arcanum Bestiarum has arrived

Arcanum Bestiarum
Standard Edition
Title Page

Look at what just appeared on my doorstep!

I’m overwhelmed.

If you’ll excuse me, I need to spend some quality time with this book.

Many thanks to Three Hands Press for having the knowledge and will to produce such extraordinary books.

Arcanum Bestiarum is limited to 1200 standard copies and may be ordered here.

Leviathan awakes

Leviathan
Woodcut print
Edition of 33

Leviathan
2012
Woodcut print
Edition of 33
15.25 x 10.5″ paper size
9″ x 4.5″ block size

Available now via my Etsy storefont.

All Arcanum Bestiarum series prints have been hand-carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink on hand-torn Rives BFK paper. (Due to the nature of tearing paper, dimensions may vary slightly.)

I print with enough pressure to emboss the thick cotton rag paper and create as solid black of a print as the wood will permit. Each print is titled, signed, numbered, and accompanied by edition information.

Please note, some of the images within the Arcanum Bestiarum were altered to better interact within the book layout, those alterations do not exist on the actual woodcut prints and are not shown in my photos of the prints.

Bee unveiled

Bee
Woodcut print
Edition of 33

Bee
2012
Woodcut print
Edition of 33
13.75 x 10.5? paper size
7.125″ x 4.5? block size
Available now via my Etsy storefront.

Now that Arcanum Bestiarum has been released, I will be offering original woodcut prints of selected beasts. All Arcanum Bestiarum series prints have been hand-carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink on hand-torn Rives BFK paper. (Please note: due to the nature of tearing paper, dimensions may vary slightly.)

I print with enough pressure to emboss the thick cotton rag paper and create as solid black of a print as the wood will permit. Each print is titled, signed, numbered, and accompanied by edition information.

Please note, some of the images within the Arcanum Bestiarum were altered to better interact within the book layout, those alterations do not exist on the actual woodcut prints and are not shown in my photos of the prints.

Arcanum Bestiarum previews

Three Hands Press has crafted a video preview of Arcanum Bestiarum. Standard editions are expected to begin arriving Monday, be warned this video may sharpen your thirst for the book.

If you’d like a further preview, you can also view a selection of the original woodcut prints created for Arcanum Bestiarum as part of the “Myths, Marvels, and Magic” show opening tonight, Friday March 1st from 7-9pm, at Splendorporium. This group show runs through March 29th, see Splendorporium for gallery hours. Located at 3421 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97202.

We’ve made a special arrangement to offer unframed prints as well as the framed pieces displayed at Splendorporium, so if you like what you see, but don’t care for the framing, speak with gallery staff.

One last glance

One last look before blade touches wood

One last photo before carving begins! I need to spend today pulling prints for the “Starry Wisdom Library” anthology, so Cthulhu is going to have to wait until tomorrow to begin emerging from the wood. Meanwhile, the HPLFF Kickstarter has passed the 50% mark! Several of the unique higher level rewards have already been snatched up, but there are still many aweseome rewards available to backers!

If you can’t stand going a day without more process talk, have you seen the Three Hands Press interview about the Arcanum Bestiarum art? Not mentioned within the interview, Arcanum Bestiarum standard editions begin shipping this week! I am deeply excited to say the least; the gestation period on the book has been much longer than originally anticipated, but based on the previews I’ve seen, it is well worth the wait.

This weekend and beyond

The Beasts are coming!

Where has January gone? The month certainly slipped by quickly, and now it’s time for my first event of 2013: The Buckman Elementary Show and Sell located at:

Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School
320 SE 16th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Admission:
Friday, February 1: $5 per person (children 4 and under free)
Saturday, February 2: $2 suggested donation per person (children 4 and under free) 

Join me there for art, live music, and hands-on activities for kids. You’ll be able to enjoy work from 140 artists and craftspeople including works from Arcanum Bestiarum. This will be the first hanging of Bear, Fox, and Rat, so if you’re partial to print number 1s, this is your chance.

Speaking of the Arcanum Bestiarum, I’m excited to announce Three Hands Press expects to begin shipping within the next few weeks. The deluxe edition is sold out, but standard copies may still be pre-ordered via Three Hands Press. Concurrent with the release of Arcanum Bestiarum, I’ll be releasing more original print editions of the beasts online and at events so keep your eyes peeled for new work starting with the aforementioned Buckman event.

Lovecraft fans
, I have several new Mythos prints in the works right now! Most are slated for the Starry Wisdom Anthology and won’t be released for some time, but you’ll be seeing a new Cthulhu taking form shortly. Look for process photos and updates on my Facebook page as well as this blog.

Seattle folks, you’ve got new work coming your way as part of the “Black Cats, Bats, and Ravens” show opening February 15th at:
Gargoyle’s Statuary
4550 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Also upcoming:

March 1st: Myths, Marvels, & Magic at Splendorporium in Portland, Oregon
April 5th: Group show curated by Kat Gun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 3-5: The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon
June: Solo show at Gargoyle’s, Seattle, Washington
August 23-35: Necronomicon Providence, Rhode Island
September 14-15: Esoteric Book Conference, Seattle Washington

More dates and locations to be announced. I’m looking forward to lots of new woodcuts and shows this year, hope to see you at some of the events!