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Kurt Stocker

Printmaking came early, mainly because it was the only medium left in a family of professional painters. It has all the demands of any creative art, but has the added interest of a process...first, the drawing of the image, the carving of the block, and finally the hand-printing of the result.  I like the tactile feel of carving wood, but find it is being continually diluted by linocuts. etching and mono-prints. 


I am old school...woodcuts are clean and sharp..they do not imitate painting or other forms of printing. Black and white, while not technically colors, are endemic to the process. 


Living on a ranch in Colorado and now in New Mexico, I am continually drawn to the culture and history of the West. Having the opportunity to express myself visually, following years of working with companies in crisis,  and teaching graduate students, is a relief and a continuation of that process.