|Sylvester, woodcut print, #1 of 10.|
The only woodcut I ever made was a portrait of Sylvester Stallone in 1976. I used a white oak block. It was pretty good for a first try. I was going to send it to him, but never did. I still could, but won't. Too complicated. And I never made another woodcut either. Carving the plate made my thumbs ache (even though white oak is a relatively soft wood) and that made me think I was flirting with arthritis. Arthritis in my hands was to be avoided at all cost. So far, so good.