Two Longshoremen, 3/14/86 by Linda Lee Boyd

Two Longshoremen, 3/14/86 by Linda Lee Boyd

Two Longshoremen, 3/14/86

Linda Lee Boyd

Title

Two Longshoremen, 3/14/86

 
Artist
Year
1986  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
22 x 16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
9 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled and dated 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove German Etching 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
LILE104 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Printmamker Linda Lee Boyd presents the viewer with an intimate, captured moment, yet not a photograph. Using a number of tools on the surface of the block she implies motion and direction, interrupted by solid blacks. She scrapes and pokes at the block to create of textures, the overall effect being similar to an aquatint, but in wood.

Boyd's subjects are simple and not at all interacting with the viewer. Two longshoremen in jackets engage each other in a conversation on the docks. The man on the left stands with his back to the viewer as he makes a point to another worker who stares intently as he listens, his left hand forming a loose fist. The artist even specifies the date of this interaction: March 14, 1986.