Vanessa Sorensen
Woodblock Print On Paper
38 by 36 inches
Printed at the Cultural Arts Center

1 in stock

“The Sweetgum” woodcut was inspired by my love of seed pods and minutia. It is utterly amazing what one can notice when you look closely at something. When I began to study the sweetgum, I found pairs of spiky arms that appeared to be giving each other an affectionate head-to-head greeting. Certain pairs appeared to be talking while others were in an intimate nuzzle. And when I looked even closer, I noticed peculiar globular pathways that appeared like dotted starfish separating the pairs of arms. My goal in making this piece was to depict the extraordinary scene taking place on this tiny sweetgum pod. – Vanessa Sorensen