Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Psalm 7, another favorite

I like the imagery of this Psalm. It came to me on a visit to Washington, DC., with my wife and daughter. The idea of justice, in all its forms and functions, was being illustrated by the sites I saw.
I really liked the way the sky turned out, I used a dremmel again to poke holes in the lino-block.
This is also the first time I experimented with the white line concept in the building.

This was my longest Psalm yet, calligraphy wise, and took a good deal of time and practice to get the spacing and layout correct. Below are the decorative capital and a sample of the text.

I switched from the calligraphy marker to a calligraphy pen that had different nibs, then had to write out the Psalm two or three times to get the spacing right:

Just in case you didn't know, you
can click on any image and see
the enlargement.

I really like the bottom image, one of my favorites so far-

And here is the final image. Love to hear the comments!

This is as far as I have gotten with completed prints, I have the blocks carved for Psalm 8 and Psalm 9, still fighting in my head with the image for the woodblock (I've got 6 cherry blocks cut to the size I need!) for Psalm 10.
Funny thing is, I am biting at the bit to get to Psalm 11, I already have the image in my head all planned out.


  1. Dan... Your work is always so complex. It literally takes my breath away, it's that beautiful!

  2. I love these. I sent the link to my sister, who has bookmarked it. ;->

    Your caligraphy is just beautiful. Love these!