Sister Hog, Brother Tree, and the Voice of Copper: a Celebration of Long Labor and Process

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Obed Edom, Hand-Colored Linocut

dsc_0154 A color version of the Obed Edom linocut, painted with watercolor on 250gsm BFK Rives paper.  The intent is to make at least 10 or 12 of these.  Each one will be different, I imagine.  Already I see things I would like to do differently.  This one is for sale on our Etsy store.

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Provision

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I have been printing an edition of Flying Fish, a copper-plate engraving about the miracle of provision experienced by Thor Heyerdahl and his crew in the Pacific Ocean on their balsa log raft, the Kon Tiki.  This print is for sale at the Baumwerk Etsy store.

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…a Walking Man drawing for my friend Steven.

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Repeats for Commerce

Obed Edom, in the form of a 12″ x 18″ linocut, is for sale on our Etsy Store finally.  Right now, I have 5 impressions available.  Also posted there, are a few bowls which I believe are worthy of consideration.  Thanks everyone for your support, encouragement and attention.  If you missed last week’s post, please give it a look.  I thought it was a good one, but it sort of went under the radar- or perhaps it wasn’t as nice as I fancied.

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Obed Edom, Linocut 12″ x 18″

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Go On, Obed Edom

For many years the story and name of Obed Edom have struck deeply within me.  His story in the bible is pretty short.  As with many things I have tried to make my work a path into exploring this mystery.  This print is now finished.  To go along with its completion, I have included a song that I wrote a number of years ago of the same subject and with the same goal in mind.  I hope that they are moderately fitting accompaniment to a powerful story and special man who I know very little about.

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“I Chose You, Obed Edom” linocut, 12″x18″, sepia ink on French’s Durotone paper

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eyes and burning “V”, feather, wheat and cedar sprig in his head covering.

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Cherubim and Mercy Seat

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Obed Edom’s right hand

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three birds in his beard

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The Holy Ghost’s wild goose, and sleeping kestrel

Onforan

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Prairie Creek Dining Table in white oak and black walnut.

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Red Elm window sill and shelf moving from rough to smooth.

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and being joined longways.

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Obed Edom is getting his finishing touches.

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A test print is pulled to see what needs adjusting.

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John Beartrist Laceroot is stirring.

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Clive Hicks Jenkins has posted the second part of an interview with me about The School of the Transfer of Energy Puppet Theater here.  Thank you Clive.