Michael Angelis "Captain's Desk" - 2017 woodcut on Arnhem paper - limited edition of 20 block - 9" x 9" (23x23cm) paper - 21" x 15" (53x38cm) frame* - 23" x 17" (59x43cm)
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This print incorporates three historical objects: a nautical inkwell, a quill and a knife with a whalebone handle. I often tend towards nautical themes with woodblock prints, perhaps related to the tactility of the material and the traditions of wood building, handmade tools, carved idols, scrimshaw, etc. The knife and the quill relate to the anecdote concerning the pen and the sword, as the quill is made using a knife to carve and shape it. The ink connects to the print itself, as the image carved in the block is impressed using printmaking ink. Woodblock, although it thrives as a fine art medium, is not an everyday occurrence and neither is the practice of ink and quill. The block is carved from poplar and the print is Gamblin oil-based ink on Arnhem 1618 cotton rag paper. Signed edition of 20. Printed by the artist.
Michael Angelis is a painter and printmaker based in New Haven, CT. He received his BFA from Purchase College, SUNY in 2001 and MA in Art Education from Teachers College in 2005. He maintains a studio in the Mill River District in New Haven, and primarily works in oil and relief printmaking. He is represented by Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven.