This suite of woodcuts is dedicated to Blair R. Case, an honest craftsman and Revolutionary War re-enactor, who instilled in me a reverence for tools and workmanship through his pride in making. QUIET is a pictorial noctuary of craft, process, and routine inspired by that reverence. Craft, in a contemporary setting such as this, has fallen by the wayside. This short comic of woodcuts highlights the process of resurrecting an old, often forgotten tool, by means of relief printmaking. Routine of working in the familiar setting of graduate school is tempered with the contemplative and often quiet home life, where the object made and the actions of making continue to wander the mind in a restless state of questioning.
QUIET, Adam Case Leestma, 2012 - 2013, Woodcut (& Letterpress in the title page)
scans and a small statement from my graduate thesis. enjoy!