Wood engraving and letterpress on archival Zerkall cotton paper, 2020
Paper size: h 8 1/2" x w 6"
Image size: h 2 7/8" x w 3 5/8"
Edition size: 82
This particular piece was carved into and printed from an endgrain holly round. The title and lyrics are printed from twelve point Worrell Uncial hand set type, and the text below that is printed from eight point Della Robbia hand set type.
This image is one in a series of 82 Dance of Death images that I'm engraving into endgrain wood and printing along with moveable type. Forty-one of the images are from Hans Holbein the Younger's 1538 series that was originally carved by the formschneider Hans Lützelburger. The remaining forty-one prints in the series will all be made from my own original drawings. The combination of old and new prints in the series reflect how much changes through time with the exception of this one equalizing truth.