Laura Castell – Caras de Madera (Faces in Wood)
$700.00 inc GST
Caras de Madera (Faces in Wood)
Woodblock (book covers) and solar plate etchings
Size: 19 x 14 x 2.5cm
The woodcut and the figure are constant in my work. This book brings together past work, transformed from the original woodcut into an intimate portrait, using the solar plate technique. A line of text under each image represents my intention while making the original woodcut. The book reflects my interest in the face as a reflection of emotions, even when unintended, and my concern for social issues. The title of the book in Spanish symbolises my South American background, growing up gently but firmly aware of differences in society, sensitive to the person sitting next to me on the bus.