"Whirl" is an abstract linocut print of tangled branches with foliage by Berkeley artist and printmaker Hannah Skoonberg. In this handmade print, Skoonberg has painstakingly carved this dramatic image into a block of linoleum using small tools. She then printed it two separate times onto the same thin Asian paper in a purple-gray and black ink. This process is called a reduction print and it creates a multi-colored print.
The print is an A.P/ (Artist's Proof) and is not part of an edition. It is signed in the lower right corner.
The print pictured is #5 out of an edition of 15. It is signed on the back of the print in the lower right corner.
This piece measures to 36" x 24" unframed. Framing options are available if desired, contact Colibri Art & Framing for additional information.
Whirl -Hannah Skoonberg
Hannah Skoonberg grew up in Georgia and studied printmaking at the University of Georgia. She received her MFA at the University of Tennessee. She currently teaches studio art and printmaking at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Her work considers themes embedded in ideas of landscape and a feeling of place. Her most recent work has been focused on non-traditional landscapes such as the tangled thicket or the overgrown lawn. How does our understanding of the landscape change when it is not welcoming or a space that the viewer can easily enter?