Delicate by Royden Card

Delicate by Royden Card

Delicate

Royden Card

Title

Delicate

 
Artist

Royden Card

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1998  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
5 3/8 x 3 5/8" image 
Signature
in pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
6 of 40  
Annotations
title, edition, date 
Reference
 
Paper
Rives 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
RC144 
Price
$240.00 
Description

This is a woodcut, printed in a red ink, of the iconic "Delicate Arch" in the Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, the most famous of 2000 sandstone arches located in the 76000 plus acre park. The park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations; colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires.

Working with sketches drawn on location and the occassional reference photo, Royden Card creates a series of drawings with ink and brush to work out a final design. He then reverses the final drawing and tranfers it to the block (preferably cherry), and will then spend many hours carving, making slight changes as he goes along. Card does all his own printing.