The Gallery: Jill Storthz

The Gallery: Jill Storthz

Sarah Han
Nov 21, 2008

Flip, woodcut, 2002

Little Rock, Ark.-born San Francisco printmaker Jill Storthz is one of our favorite local gems. There's a quiet sophistication about her deft abstract woodcuts, which harken to both mid-century and modern day abstract expressionism.

See more of Jill's prints after the jump.

Tents, woodcut, 2006
Dawn, woodcut, 2004
Falcon, woodcut, 2007
Glass Castle, woodcut, 2007
Each of Jill's woodcut prints are created from a single piece of Shina (Japanese basswood) using a reductive carving method eerily called "suicide cut." She says of her woodcuts: "Mark making is very important to me. Even though drawing each line is very subconscious, each cut is deliberately considered."

See more of Jill's work at her Web site.

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