"Snowy Caw"

"Snowy Caw is a print that has been in the making for several years. Not that it took me that long to make it, but the idea for it has been brewing that long. A stream, partially hidden under the snow coursing through the woods is the main compositional element I had been considering. Adding the falling snow and the crow flying between the trees sets the composition in motion and gives it life. The title comes from the slightly open mouth of the crow. I'm often asked where my ideas come from. In this case, It was driving by a place that is completely nondescript. Glancing over, I saw the little stream going through the woods. For some reason, that image stayed with me to this day. It must have been ten years ago that I saw it. If you'd like some more detail about the making of the print and some additional images of it (like the open mouth of the crow), take a look at my February, 2010 newsletter."

First Snow, lincout print by William H. Hays

Eight-color linocut print on Stonehenge paper, 12" x 9" image size
edition of 45 , printed with oil-based ink
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