I was commissioned by the Virginia Festival of the Book to create the 25th Anniversary commemorative poster. It is a highly detailed print of books bridging the gaps of time, age, gender, culture, distance, and probably many more. It was executed in 3 separate blocks and printed on an antique letterpress printing machine.
The printmaker labors over a drawing until achieving what he/she considers perfection and then stands back and says “Ah, what a beautiful work of art! A lovely drawing! But you are destined for another incarnation!” And so, the printmaker transcribes the beloved drawing to a block and labors over the object with his/her tools until achieving what is considered perfection and stands back. “Ah, what a beautiful sculpture! A lovely relief! But you are destined for another incarnation!” And so, the printmaker inks up the block and proceeds to print lovely images one after another. The printer says “Ah, what beautiful children! Go and be plentiful and share yourselves among the people!” -Tale of the Printmaker, Lana Lambert