“Spring” handmade original color woodcut

by Paul Roden

”Spring” depicts 5 pairs of nature’s creatures flirting among the backdrop of blooming irises.  Birds, bees, ladybugs, ants and grasshoppers all pursue their biblical interests in this delicate print.

Drawn and carved during artist Paul Roden’s ‘year of living dangerously,‘ ”Spring” has the trademarks from this era of work—precise, tightly stylized lines, broad swaths of bold process color, and an optimistic approach to the joys of life.

8”x10” on very thin kitakata rice paper, numbered edition, 2017.  Four blocks—yellow, red, blue, and black—print in layers to also create orange, green, purple and brown, giving the final image the full range of color from the Crayola 8 pack of our youth.