Implements of Destruction

I’ve been having a lot of fun making woodblocks and prints inspired by my rowdy tribe of children. At 3, 3, and 5 they are active, vocal, and when they get going it can be hard to redirect their energy. These prints are mostly inspired by pounding on our kitchen table at mealtimes with various utensils and they are, admittedly, very satisfying to make.

This little reel shows the textures made by one minute of each: pounding with a metal straw; sawing with a butter knife; pounding with a toy hammer; and poking with the tines of a fork. I think the fork is my favorite.