Miniature print 5 3/4 x 4 inches
Reproduction of original print
Artist bio-“For me art and joy go hand in hand,” writes American printmaker Rosalind Smith.” “I feel that my prints describe the simplicity of life as the young feel it, in a world without evil.” UNICEF agreed, choosing one of her works for a greeting card; the Christian Science Monitor agreed, in an article stressing the dual qualities of liveliness and a “tender and graceful expressiveness” in her work. The Massachusetts native, who has studios in Newton and Provincetown, and who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Museum School, deals almost exclusively in the woodcut medium, citing “its expressive lines and edges…. the textural richness of the grain of wood.” These qualities are indeed ideal in an art of imaginative, often gay colors and broad designs which attract one’s immediate interest.
Art description- Smith creates an affectionate evocation of childhood in a woodcut of striking simplicity. She uses the lovely light olive paper as part of the design, overlaying it with rich black, sharp white and warm browns. The quiet of the moment, the young redhead’s complete concentration on his task-these are tenderly and effectively conveyed.