Bird in a Bush by Sylvia Solochek Walters

Bird in a Bush by Sylvia Solochek Walters

Bird in a Bush

Sylvia Solochek Walters

Title

Bird in a Bush

 
Artist
Year
1971  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
25 7/8 x 17 9/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 14  
Annotations
titled, editioned and dated in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
white Japanese Hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
15208 
Price
$700.00 
Description

When questioned about her color woodcut "Bird in a Bush," the artist responded:

"The bird is a Guinea fowl, which I was interested in because it gave me an opportunity to explore the patterned textures of its feathers. The small leafy bush behind it has similar textures, which make [it] ideal for camouflage. The bird’s rounded shape allowed me to enclose it in a neat circle, a formal device, which helped to focus on how this bird survives because of its appearance. At the time that this print was made, I was experimenting with adding color to the heavily textured prints I was used to making using black and white as my primary palette. Over the years, that palette largely disappeared in favor of the full spectrum color I now use in my prints."