Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, the Pittsburgh-based artists, have spent almost two years painstakingly carving a 28″ x 46″ block into an incredibly detailed woodcut artwork titled Overlook. It is an intricate landscape of mountains, fields of towering trees, farm lands and all kinds of vegetation. The landscape depicts a nearby dense forest and it stretches out towards the rolling hills and to the distant mountain ranges, in an amazing vista of pristine nature created by two imaginative minds. Overlook is truly a remarkable piece of art!
The final artwork will have additional 3-4 color blocks and will be printed in layers, one block at a time. If you are interested to purchase a print, you can pre-order here. I’m sure, you’ll enjoy the stunning beauty of Overlook.
From start-to-finish, every aspect of the making of our woodcut print editions is done 100% by hand. We draw original images directly onto blocks of plywood and carve the drawings out in low relief using hand tools. We generally use a new block for every color in our woodcuts. Blocks are all printed individually, impressions layering to create the finished image. ~ Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth
All images courtesy of Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, and published with permission.