Winter Foxes 2014

My 2014 fox print was inspired by my dreamy new Kleingarten with its tall grasses and Strandkorb (beach chair). There really is a fox that has been spotted going through the garden at night, and I occasionally find his tracks. I imagine him and his friend having all kinds of adventures there in the winter when nobody’s around. Three-block Japanese woodblock print. Printed in a numbered edition of 50 on Japanese Kozushi paper.

Winter foxes © Deborah Anne Bowen

 

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Cutting the woodblocks for winter foxes

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Printing the second of three plates for winter foxes

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Winter foxes © Deborah Anne Bowen

 

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Fox encounter, close-up

 

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Sketch for the winter foxes © DAB

 

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Diary of a Viktoriapark Fox

“Diary of a Viktoriapark Fox” is a story without words about the odyssey of a fox in Viktoriapark (Berlin-Kreuzberg) told in a series of six scenes. It’s printed as a leporello – an accordion-fold book that can also be opened to stand upright and viewed as a panorama (90 x 25cm). Japanese woodblock print, series of 10.

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IMG_4412IMG_4411The “hidden track” on the back.IMG_3761Work in progress on the first two woodblocks (with two pages each)IMG_3763IMG_3779IMG_4021Printing the foxes on the press with oil pigments, two scenes per block of wood. The background was printed first from one long piece of wood – hand-rubbed with baren using water pigments. IMG_4022IMG_3788

The front and back cover hot off the press…later signed and numbered.

 

Japanese Woodcut 2012: Berlin foxes

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These two foxes were the subject of my Japanese woodblock print / new year’s card last year. They’re all about play. They’re friends and maybe they’re in love (no one is sure). I love Berlin’s foxes and how they have an independent life alongside the human residents of this city. I think they probably play a lot at night when people aren’t looking.

This is what you see on the front of the card (when folded):

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Working at the Druckatelier in Berlin (http://www.druckatelier.eu/)

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Guten Rutsch!

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Guten Rutsch!

One of two holiday cards in 2011. (Guten Rutsch = Have a good “slide” into the new year). A Japanese woodblock printed in a workshop at Druckatelier Berlin. I love seeing foxes around Berlin, sometimes trotting right down the sidewalk in front of my building, and imagined them playing on a Berlin playground at night. 21 x 21 cm.