Friday, October 31, 2008

Artist: Vicki Peterson

It's Halloween tonight, so I'm featuring some themed art this Friday. These are block prints by Vicki Peterson of Torrance, California. I love block prints. There's something so raw and simple about them. And they're damned hard to do because you have to carve the image you want into the block, but in reverse. You have to carve away everything you don't want printed on the paper. My brain just doesn't work that way. This first one is called Cackling Witch, the second, Scratch Cat, the third, Skeleton Pirate.

May you get all the candy you like. (I'm hoping for my kids to come back with Butterfingers.)



Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

Those are some great block prints. And because I once taught printmaking, I know exactly how those are made. I've even made some myself. I've carved into wood, lenolium, metal and plexiglass.
Here's wishing you a Happy Halloween and I do hope the people around your house give your kids bunches of butterfingers so you can sneak a couple for yourself.

6:10 AM  
Blogger icia said...

Happy Halloween, I have also done some of that kind of block printing. It's not easy to do the carving in the block.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Marcy said...

Fabulous prints! My kids are too old-they will know if I take the all chocolate bars-as I did before.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Next Blog is
Shara Lanel

8:17 AM  
Blogger Rebekah E. said...

Great Prints. Those are so hard to do. But they can be fun.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

Love those prints, Kate. I can't imagine making those from blocks. I don't have that much patience!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

These are Amazing Kate!! I've never seen anything like this before. Thank you for sharing this treat with us!!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous robin said...

Those are very cool! Happy Halloween! Enjoy your Butterfingers candy.

10:28 AM  
Blogger lastnerve said...

Happy Halloween! Ughhhhh! I can't even carve the regular way, let alone inside out!

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Blog is
Shara Lanel

10:38 AM  
Blogger ann marie said...

Happy Halloween,
I'm happy if i can draw a straight line.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Debby said...

I love butterfingers but alas my kids no longer go out. I hopeyouget many. Happy Halloween!!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Happy Halloween Hope you get all
the butterfingers you can eat. I love the block prints

12:36 PM  
Blogger thewildtwo said...

Wow, cool pics! I don't think I could do this type of art...I can't seem to throw anything away!! LOL

Happy Halloween!!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

How unusual, thanks for sharing them with us.

3:19 PM  

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