Cognates

Cognates is a a collaborative woodcut print combining the chiaroscuro figurative technique of Mike Gamble and the color landscape pattering of Alexis Nutini. Two versions of the print were produced:  monochrome print with black ink and a seven color reduction set. The reduction woodcut process uses one wooden block for all the colors by layering the one color at a time. Between each color, the printing surface on the wooden block is cut, reducing the surface. This will allow for the preservation of the previous colors, and creating a new color layer. Each color print is unique with a different color scheme. The print was produced in 2015 on archival paper and measures 30.5 x 39.5 inches.