Cafe by Linda Lee Boyd

Cafe by Linda Lee Boyd

Cafe

Linda Lee Boyd

Title

Cafe

 
Artist

Linda Lee Boyd

  1949 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2015  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
21 x 23" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 10  
Annotations
titled and dated in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove Rives Lightweight 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
LILE102 
Price
$950.00 
Description
Linda Lee Boyd's color woodcut is an observation made in small French cafe. The viewer looks down the center of the tables; two men engaging in a deep discussion, one gestures to make his point. Beyond them a woman is lost in reading the menu as a waiter stands, poised to take her order while another worker stands behind the bar, also in anticipation. The whole composition is done with a series of short lines, cut to create directions, patterns and texture for the composition. Boyd had to cut the text of menus in the background backward, so they would print in the proper direction to be read.