WAYZGOOSE: Saturday April 27th

Here’s a great show that features engravers, small letterpress printshops, unbelievable bookbinding and many related artisans as well as printing ephemera and books.

….and us, Raven Press.

Come early, see the show then take a hike along a wooded trail on top of the nearby Niagara Escarpment!

Snowy Road, one of a series of Ontario’s bank barns.

I editioned this years ago but something about it always bugged me so it was relegated to a drawer. Two weeks ago I sliced a lot of roadway from the bottom of the plate and all of a sudden the eye was drawn to the barn, not the road!

These are printed in black with an image area of 35.5×58.5 cm (14×23″).

New Studio

What kept me goingWhat kept me spending long hours last summer turning this old shed into a great studio was the thought that we could be inside working on those icy cold, snowy winter days.

I had to go out in the icy cold, snowy winter night to take these pics of my partner at work.

Hay Pulley

These hay pulleys ran along a track near the peak of the barn roof. The bottom pulley clipped onto a large fork that dropped down and stuck into loose hay on the wagon just in from the field. The rope was attached to a team of horses that would pull the hay up to where it could be dropped into the loft. Hot, dusty, sweaty work.

This is a four colour print with an image area  28 x 34 cm  (11×14.5 inches)