Carl Homstad: Woodblock Prints, June 5-30

Artists Statement: Each artwork I create is a combination. As a cook combines ingredients to make a meal, natural elements are put in or left out, made bigger or smaller, moved here or there. A place and time are combined to show nature at extraordinary moments, such as the last rays of the sun or the snow falling in the afternoon. Different places are combined to make an interesting composition of abstract shapes, as when earth and sky fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Each one is an attempt to picture a combination of the physical and the philosophical. Examples of physical questions would be how to paint reflections on rippled water, moonlight on the snow, or cloud shadows. Philosophical ones would include the question of how we pass on an understanding of nature.
The hardest thing is to be simple. I have always been fascinated with Asian art, and I have been to China and Japan to study it. What I hope to accomplish is to bring that "zen" sensitivity to my pictures of America.
Although my pictures are based on certain times and places, they exist only in my mind. I like it when they remind you of a place you know, because it means it is also in your mind . A combination of minds.
Each one of my works is an authentic piece of a quest; to understand life, show it with art and have a good time doing it. Thank you for your interest in my work.

Past Exhibitions

May 2017
Lee Weiss: The Legacy Paintings". May 5 thru June 3, 2017

March 2017
Rita Crooks: Rural Impressions

February 2017
John Wilde

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Practice.edition of 350

 Practice.edition of 350 Medium: woodcut
Size: 7.5"x5.25" image, 13"x11.5" framed
Price: $45.00 mounted, $95.00 framed

A Good Book. edition of 350

A Good Book. edition of 350 Medium: woodblock
Size: 7.5"x5.25" image, 13"x11.5" framed
Price: $45 unframed, $95 framed

Almost Home. edition of 300

Almost Home. edition of 300 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.75" image
Price: $190 unframed

Apres Ski. edition of 400

Apres Ski. edition of 400 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.75" image
Price: $190 unframed

Bowl of Cereal. edition of 350

Bowl of Cereal. edition of 350 Medium: woodblock
Size: 7.5"x5.25" image, 13"x11.5" framed
Price: $45 unframed, $95 framed

Breezy Point. edition of 400

Breezy Point. edition of 400 Medium: woodblock
Size: 14.5"x9.5" image
Price: $190 unframed

Crescent Moon. edition of 450

Crescent Moon. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 13.5x10.5" image,
Price: $190 unframed

Earthshine. edition of 250

Earthshine. edition of 250 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.5" image
Price: $190 unframed

Fireflies. edition of 450

Fireflies. edition of 450 Medium: woodcut
Size: 8.5"x9.5" image
Price: $175 unframed

From Eagle Point. edition of 450

From Eagle Point. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.5 image
Price: $190 unframed

Hauling Water. edition of 450

Hauling Water. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 12.5"x6" unframed
Price: $55 unframed

Homework. edition of 350

Homework. edition of 350 Medium: wood block print
Size: 7.5"x5.25" image, 13"x11.5" framed
Price: $55 unframed, $95 framed

In the Garden. edition of 300

In the Garden. edition of 300 Medium: woodcut
Size: 8.5"x9.5"
Price: $175.00 unframed

Look Out. edition of 450

Look Out. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 8.5” x 9.5” image, 14.5"x16.5" framed
Price: $55 unframed, $110 framed

Off Door Bluff. edition of 250

Off Door Bluff. edition of 250 Medium: woodcut
Size: 10.5"x13.75" image,17"x21 framed
Price: $190.00 unframed, $275.00 framed

Pasture Oak. edition of 300

Pasture Oak. edition of 300 Medium: Woodblock Print
Size: 14.5"x9.5" image
Price: $190 unframed

Rainy Day. edition of 450

Rainy Day. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 14.5"x9.5" image, 22"x18" framed
Price: $190.00 unframed, $295.00 framed

Snow Bound. edition of 300

Snow Bound. edition of 300 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x7.5" image
Price: $175 unframed

Spring Trees. edition of 300

Spring Trees. edition of 300 Medium: woodcut
Size: 16"x20" image
Price: $260.00 unframed

Springtime on the Mississippi. edition of 250

Springtime on the Mississippi. edition of 250 Medium: Woodblock Print
Size: 14.5"x9.5" unframed, 21" x17" framed
Price: $190 unframed, $275 framed,

The Bicycle Ride. edition of 300

The Bicycle Ride. edition of 300 Medium: Woodcut
Size: 8.5"x9.5" image, 15"x16.5 framed
Price: $175. unframed, $255 framed

The Bluffs. edition of 450

The Bluffs. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 14.5"x9.5" image, 21"x17" framed
Price: $190.00 unframed, $275.00 framed

The Fishing Trip. edition of 250

The Fishing Trip. edition of 250 Medium: woodblock
Size: 14.5"x9.5"
Price: $190 unframed

The Homecoming. edition of 450

The Homecoming. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x7.5" image
Price: $175 unframed

The Old Bridge. edition of 300

The Old Bridge. edition of 300 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.5 image
Price: $190 unframed

The Pond. edition of 450

The Pond. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 14.5"x9.5" image
Price: $190 unframed

The Windward Mark, Lake Mendota. edition of 200

The Windward Mark, Lake Mendota. edition of 200 Medium: woodblock
Size: 20"x16" image, 29"x25" framed
Price: $260.00 unframed, $430 framed (exceptional frame)

To the Garden. edition of 450

To the Garden. edition of 450 Medium: woodblock
Size: 12.5"x6" unframed
Price: $55 unframed

Twin Bridges. edition of 450

Twin Bridges. edition of 450 Medium: Woodcut
Size: 14.5"x9.5 image, 21x17" framed
Price: $190 unframed, $275 framed

Upper Broadway. edition of 300

Upper Broadway. edition of 300 Medium: woodcut
Size: 10.5"x13.7" image
Price: $190.00 unframed