NEW WOODCUT: “FAMILY MEMORIES”

  A while back, a friend of mine from northern Alberta, Canada called me with a unique request:

“Would you do a portrait of my great, great, grandfathers house?”.

Well, to say the least I was curious!

My friends ancestor was a immigrant to Canada from the Hutsul region in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine. Like his compatriots he came seeking a better life at the turn of the 20th century. Having transplanted himself to Saskatchewan, he built a home in the new land exactly as was done for centuries in the old one.

I thought this project could be interesting.

My friend then mentioned that his great, great, grandfather was named Andrij, same as me! (Ah, another one of these coincidences.)

OK, he had me. I was hooked!

Below is a progress report on the project, and finally the completed woodcut print. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.

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Prepared drawing being transferred to the board…..

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Carving process has begun…………

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Almost done……..

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The completed carved block……..

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THE PRINT!

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To purchase the woodcut prints please go to:

http://www.andrijmaday.com/2014/12/family-memories/

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PS: Earlier this evening, my friend called to tell me that he received the woodcut print. He also mentioned that he is soon to be a grandfather himself. That would make Andrij, the builder of the house, the child’s great, great, great, great grandfather! WOW right!

 

 


8 Responses to “NEW WOODCUT: “FAMILY MEMORIES””

  1. Halyna Karaman says:

    Andrij,

    It’s absolutely beautiful. I love the details.

    Halyna

  2. Bob says:

    Beautiful Andrij !!!

  3. Janet simonovich says:

    The simplicity of the foreground is brilliant.

  4. valerie s says:

    Just perfect!

  5. cristina says:

    I like the architectural representation!

  6. Katria Harasewych says:

    Reading the story- you captured it perfectly. What a lovely woodcut.

  7. Nancy says:

    I love your woodcuts. I especially like the composition on this one with the large areas of black sky and white ground.

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