21 February 2010

Year Of The Tiger Print

The official (for me) Year of the Tiger print for the Baren Forum Chinese New Year's Card Exchange. I had delusions of color, but decided I liked the black and white image just fine. I have two more tigers carved, in woodblock and test printed. This Bengal tiger is the one going to travel around the world, however. (If you want a tiger to travel to your house, drop me an email and I'll send one packing as soon as I get the exchange prints on their way.)

The Exchange Rules:
Baren Forum began sponsoring its annual New Year's Card Exchange for the 2000 new year and has continued this popular exchange in each subsequent year. The exchange prints are to be designed around that year's Chinese Zodiac Animal. Each year, members sign up by providing their name and mailing address, then print and mail a card to every other participant by mid-February of the new year. Prints should be hand-pulled, about 4 x 6 inches and may be in any media (not limited to woodblock). There is no 'moderator' -- you are on your honor to mail a print to each person on the list just as each of them are on their honor to mail one to you.



4" x 6" Lino block print
Hand rubbed with wooden spoon on Masa paper
Daniel Smith water-soluble relief ink - Lamp Black
Open edition




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

saw the same exact look on "Tiger" Woods face recently.

Constance Brewer said...

I think that was more the "Deer in the headlights of an oncoming train how the hell do I talk myself out of this one" look. . .

Gabriele C. said...

Heh, that tiger inherited Anubis' grumpy expression. :)

Constance Brewer said...

Channeling my inner Anubis? LOL

Carla said...

One very mean-looking tiger there. Does Anubis try to out-stare him?

Constance Brewer said...

Anubis would rather attempt to walk all over my drying prints - probably to show his disdain for tigers! He's been banished from my office while the rest dry. *g*

Anonymous said...

Anubis is my hero!

Please FedEx him to NY for a winter vacation.

Catnip and caviar provided.

Constance Brewer said...

I would, but Anubis objects to snow and the accompanying mess- especially the weather channel reporters.

He says you can FedEx the catnip and caviar his way so he can test the quality first, though.