One of the things I love about relief printmaking is the lovely sculptural quality of the block as it's carved and shaped. I guess it could be argued that, since the whole point of the process is the print itself, the actual block is secondary. But sometimes the patterns and textures that emerge in the block as I'm carving it are so aesthetically appealing, I wish I could save the block and turn it into a separate art piece.
Like the block for this latest print. I've reached a stage where it's so very interesting just on its own. All those textures!
And here's how the print looks with the latest colour in:
It's beginning to look like something now...