Monday, April 30, 2012

A print of monumental proportions

Those are the DM's feet at the far end of the City of the World.
I made him stand there for scale.

If you were reading Brush and Baren last autumn, you might recall a post about my participation in the City of the World project.

City of the World is the brainchild of printmaker and certifiable crazy woman Maria Arango Diener– the third of her Monumental Collaborative Puzzle Print projects.

Monumental? You can say that again.

Maria cut 5 large sheets of cherry plywood into over 100 small pieces and sent them off to printmakers around the globe. Each of us carved our respective block and sent it back to Maria who, with the help of a few friends, reassembled and printed the resulting massive piece. More precisely, they printed FIVE large pieces for each and everyone who participated. 600 prints. Amazing.

My City prints arrived in Saturday's post... and here they are taking up most of the living room floor today. Maria's got all the gory details, and even some video of the print party on the MCPP blog. Do pop over and check it out...


  1. Wow!!!! Incredible and what fun to be part of this!
    Stay inspired!

  2. Holy cow - that is impressive! Impressive on many levels. Truly an epic printmaking adventure!

    What are you going to do with these :)?

  3. Fun, eh? A friend suggested that I make a nice portfolio to store them in and take them out to admire from time to time. Either that or make hordes of money and buy a house with lots of wall space. I suspect the portfolio idea will be quicker.

  4. that looks great with all those pieces together