You may ask, “who is this woodcut extraordinaire?” I call myself a woodcut extraordinaire for many reasons. First, it’s because of an interest in the classic magicians of the 19th to early 20th century. Second, it’s because I often create woodcuts over 2 ft x 4ft in size. I like monumental woodcuts because of it being an extroverted art form. To quote Leonard Baskin, “monumentality makes it an art of witness, not ideology.” Creating large images quickly communicates my ideas to others and is a direct reflection of who I am. In short, I like to think big– therefore I work big. This invariably leads to a whole bunch of carving in a studio filled with big prints, which is totally awesome!