Babies and Woodcuts

Woodcut of a friend’s baby.

I began carving woodcuts in 2008. Woodcuts are brusque, harsh and bold. The carving process is slow and methodical. A single carved block can take weeks, even months to complete. You learn to live with small mistakes. If you make a large mistake, you’re forced to start over.

What makes a woodcut portrait come to life are age lines, wrinkles and weathered faces. A hardened actor like Lee Marvin translates much better than a…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.