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Printmaking Artist To Construct International Monumental Collaboration Puzzle Print

Akin to a social experiment for print artists, Maria Arango of Las Vegas Nevada recruits printmakers from around the world and constructs huge designs, woodcut prints made with "puzzle" pieces, each designed separately by contributing artists


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Akin to a social experiment for print artists, Maria Arango of Las Vegas Nevada recruits printmakers from around the world and constructs huge designs, woodcut prints made with “puzzle” pieces, each designed separately by contributing artists. This will be the 4th such successful project, each with a different theme and scope.

Maria Arango Diener is the owner-operator of 1000 Woodcuts, a visual art studio in Las Vegas Nevada. When not engaged in other projects, Maria likes to instigate printmakers from all over the world into producing puzzle prints of huge proportions. The current project’s funding period runs April 4th through May 4th.

In order to fund such projects, the Kickstarter.com platform encourages backers to get involved with artists in creative endeavors. Backers receive a variety of creative rewards in exchange for their contributions and support. The rewards are usually available only through the project funding period and allow supporters to acquire exclusive, unique and time-limited artworks.

Traditionally, woodcut prints are made by designing an image on a wood matrix, then carving out the parts that will not be in the image. What is left is a relief of the desired image. Ink is rolled on the block and passed through a press to obtain an imprint. Monumental Puzzle Woodcut Print is a large design composed of “puzzle pieces”, small cut blocks, each of which is designed and carved by a unique artist under a common theme. The entire design is printed after the puzzle is reassembled and finally each participant receives the composite print.

Eager artists participate from all over the world, driven by a common goal and a general theme, coming together to offer the viewer a window into the one moment in time that is the final image. These projects are more of a social gathering than a static image; an opportunity for a small global cooperative that yields something monumental from small contributions.

More Information:
www.tinyurl.com/fantasticgarden
puzzleprints.blogspot.com
1000woodcuts.com

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