Artist dennis gordon

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After spending months on one detailed pen and ink drawing, I began to think of ways that these drawings could be made into a woodcut.  Using a laser to etch the wood has allowed many opportunities, not just to recreate some of my drawings and paintings, but to create new work.
My  learning path of image manipulation software and how to create an image that etches into wood in a way that allows for an exciting woodcut print has been a slow process.  Creating an exciting image with photo manipulation software is not too difficult, but creating an image that can be broken down to just black and white for woodcut engraving is another matter. These woodcut images are then often combined with rolled on relief inks to form the completed woodcut print.
I see art as a way to express something, versus just represent something and feel that art should evoke some sort of emotion in the viewer. I am fascinated by even ordinary things like looking up at trees, or looking at shadows playing across the ground.
Dennis Gordon
558 Heritage Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-485-1573 (home)
web site gallery: dennisartist.imagekind.com
email: [email protected]
Juried Shows
2019 Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland, MI
2019 Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize, Martha's Vineyard, MA
2012-2020 Ann Arbor Womens Artists varied locations, multiple awards
2014 Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Brea, CA
2010-2016 Docent Art Show, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
1980 Studies in Black and White, Copley Art Society, Boston, MA
1976 -2019 Ongoing art workshops and classes at Community Centers and Colleges
1976 BFA Printmaking, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Artistic pursuits have been with drawing, both pencil and pen and ink, pastel and watercolor. Experimenting with pan pastel and pen and ink combinations led to begin an exploration into combining woodcuts with background images created either [...]

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