A Delicate, Delicate Fractured View Almost As If Hockney Took a Hike by Royden Card

A Delicate, Delicate Fractured View Almost As If Hockney Took a Hike by Royden Card

A Delicate, Delicate Fractured View Almost As If Hockney Took a Hike

Royden Card

Title

A Delicate, Delicate Fractured View Almost As If Hockney Took a Hike

 
Artist

Royden Card

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1998  
Technique
woodcut / collage 
Image Size
5 1/2 x 7 1/2" (at base) 
Signature
in pencil lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
title, edition, date 
Reference
 
Paper
Rives 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
RC145 
Price
$400.00 
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 occasional 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 transfers 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.

This unique image is composed of the same print, printed three times, torn and then collaged to another sheet. The artist did the work as an homage to artist David Hockney who has used composite video clip frames of subjects to create a movement from unusual perspectives.