SELECT WOODCUT & LINOCUT WORKS
TRIBUTE | FOUNTAINGROVE BARN
WOODCUT WORK IN PROGRESS - 2020
Originally built in 1875, the Fountaingrove Round Barn was a historic landmark structure which sat on a prominent hillside in Santa Rosa for over 140 years. It was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire on October 9th, 2017. This wildfire was one of the most devastating and destructive in California history, devastating parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties throughout the entire month of October in Northern California.
“Tribute” is a multi-color woodblock piece recreated from a photograph I took on my phone just fifteen days before the fire while on a nature walk in the hills of Fountaingrove. This artist proof was completed throughout my first year studying printmaking as I was emotionally processing the loss within the community where I have lived most of my life. I am now in the final stages of printing the blocks for it's final proof. This project is very near and dear to my heart and its eventual completion is in dedication to my hometown of Santa Rosa, and created in memory of those who died in the fire which are represented by the flock of forty-four birds carved into the sky.