Carl Homstad August 2022

Carl Homstad’s appealing color woodcuts show skillful handling of an ancient and difficult medium. Several woodblocks, often a different block for each color, are overprinted to produce one cohesive image. But it is Carl’s own words that give us the most enlightening description of his work.

“Art gives us an understanding of place. One of the things an artist does is show us the way each place is beautiful, or awesome, or terrible. I have lived in the same place for nearly twenty years, where I have built my own studio and house. Like the One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji, doing pictures of the same area again and again in the different seasons and times of the day is a way to gain a deeper understanding of a place. Just as it takes a long time to understand the subtleties of an area, I like to make pictures that “grow on you”. Although realistic, my work is not photographic. Naturalistic is perhaps a better description.

With my woodcuts I am constantly trying new techniques as well as working on the old ones. I try to get the most out of each cut, each color and each block. In this age of the reproduction I believe in carrying on the tradition of the color woodcut, and I enjoy the challenge. I work mostly from memory, creating images of ordinary places at extraordinary times, for example, in the rain or snow in the last rays of the sun.”

Past Exhibitions

July 2019
State of the Art

April 2019
Rita Crooks-Finding Modernism in Rural Architecture and Agriculture

March 2019
Harold Altman:A Retrospective

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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 Lake Place. edition of 300

The Lake Place. edition of 300 Medium: woodblock
Size: 10.5"x13.7" image
Price: $190 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