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Martine Baldwin

'A Long Way Out' Woodcut, Framed and Unframed


Midsummer landscape' is a beautiful  woodcut by Martine Baldwin.

Available framed or unframed. Signed by the artist.

Framed Dimensions;
59cm x 29cm

Unframed Dimensions:
Mount: 48cm x 75cm
Image: 30cm x 59cm

Material;  Tosa Shi paper, Inks,  Mount Board.

Frame: Glazed White washed wooden frame 

Please Note: These are a hand printed woodcuts so each print will have subtle variations making each one unique. Therefore the one you receive may not look exactly like the photo. 

Martine creates mainly large woodcut prints of littoral landscapes, taking particular inspiration from the grain of the wood in the image-making. 

Interested in the landscape as a natural space empty of human presence, a place where we are drawn to to escape everyday pressures of modern living and to find that space within ourselves. 

Martines intention is to create images that are meditative.

Woodcut is the oldest form of printmaking, it is a relief process where the design is cut out of the wood.  Martine uses the reduction process, where she uses one piece of wood rather than several .You begin by cutting away all areas of the image that you want to be white (or the same colour as the paper you are using to print onto).  This stage of the block will also provide the first colour (usually the palest) that you want for your image.  When you have printed the number that you require for the edition plus extra ones for proofing subsequent layers, you then cut away all areas of the image on the block that you want to remain the first colour, but leaving any areas that you may want to overlap with your second colour.  To print the second and any subsequent colours you usually wait for the layer you have just printed to dry.  When you have printed the second layer you then cut away all areas of the image that you want to remain that colour so that you can print the third layer.  The process continues until you have printed the final darkest layer.

Martine often use's found wood that has an enhanced grain caused by weathering to echo the natural textures of the exposed tidal landscape.   Sometimes she sandblast's the birch plywood to enhance the grain further. Each block is hand-printed onto Japanese paper using a bamboo baren. While it may take weeks to finish a print, the time allows her to explore layers of memory and connection to the landscape. 

Martine is a member of Spike print studio and Bath Society of artists and has exhibited widely.

This print is an Artists Proof printed onto Tosa Shi paper, It is framed in a beautiful white washed wooden frame .

Signed by the artist.