This woodcut is the fifth in a series of prints running parallel to Nordhøy’sset of drawings, Inverted. In her drawings the lines are indented into the paper and then filled with charcoal – an approach which naturally lends itself to printmaking.The final print reveals a subtle rhythm of lines and spaces characteristic of Norhøy’s practice. When viewed closely the works show the wood grain contrasting with the more formal geometry and intersecting lines of her drawn compositions.
In the studio herdrawings were scanned and then laser-cut onto woodblock, with the studio team supporting Nordhoy to explore the possibilities of this new medium. This block was the first work created on the new laser cutter when Edinburgh Printmakers moved to Castle Mills in 2019.
Kristin Nordhøy was born in Oslo in 1977. She received her MA in Visual Arts at the Oslo National Academy in 2006 and has since showed her work in exhibitions throughout Europe. She has been the recipient of prestigious grants from the Art Council Norway and the Norwegian Visual Artists Association and her work can be found in the collections of the Norwegian Bank, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pro Artibus Foundation, and the Norwegian collector Erling Neby.