“Argosy”


John Buck has an unusual approach to making woodcuts, creating the woodblocks like giant wooden puzzles. The pieces can be lifted out and inked in various colors, reassembled and printed simultaneously. Also unique is his method of incising the characteristic signs, symbols and images which surround a central figure. In “Argosy”, a large glass jar containing a suspended potato growing water is the central icon. The variety and juxtaposition of the images in the background offer a wide range of interpretations by the viewer. “Argosy” has been printed in eight colors from three woodblocks in an edition of 15, plus proofs, on White Thai Mulberry paper 62½ x 37″.