#7 by Sandy Walker

#7 by Sandy Walker

#7

Sandy Walker

Title

#7

 
Artist

Sandy Walker

  1942 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2016  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
5 15/16 x 4" image size 
Signature
pencil initialed, lower right 
Edition Size
2 of 10  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Rives Lightweight wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist and Cinder Press, Petaluma, CA 
Inventory ID
SAWA114 
Price
$250.00 
Description

During the 1980s, Walker began making woodblock prints. After painting the blocks directly in the landscape, creating his subjects, he would return to the studio and cut and print the blocks.

Sandy Walker uses the enhanced rough grain of the surface of the wood plank and gouged out negative areas to create a simple, tensioned abstract composition that belies its small format. The edition, as usual, is small - in this case 10 impressions.

Walker was recognized for this work in 1989 when he won a prestigious Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Visual Design. That same year Walker also had his first important museum exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum. Shows at the Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY), the San Jose Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) and the Triton Museum (Santa Clara, CA), followed throughout the next more than two decades.