Moon at Dawn by Micah Schwaberow

Moon at Dawn by Micah Schwaberow

Moon at Dawn

Micah Schwaberow

Title

Moon at Dawn

 
Artist

Micah Schwaberow

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2016  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
9 x 6 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil signed "Micah", lower right 
Edition Size
24 of 88  
Annotations
titled in lower left; dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Arches wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21083 
Price
SOLD
Description

Micah Schwaberow creates a subtle, abstracted color woodcut of a sunset over a lake and trees, viewed through some reeds. The glow of the moon is softened and partially obscured by fog and clouds and the scene is reflected in the body of water in the foreground.

To achieve this effect Schwaberow uses the grains of the woodblocks, especially in the sky, to create a "movement" in the clouds and a softness to the light of the moon. He cuts against the grain when creating the vertical trees, both on the horizon and reflected in the water. He adds a black block to create the reeds in the foreground

Like his teacher, Toshi Yoshida, Micah uses the blocks for "Moon at Dawn", eliminating the reeds to create a second print, "Moon at Dawn", changing the color to reflect the time of day to dusk.