Print Making

When I was in design school, I had a drawing teacher who was a print maker by trade. He was the first professor that I recall who I strongly disliked. He told the class that he doesn’t give “A’s”, because we were students and not yet artists. He gave the entire class a “C”. I found this irritating as he missed the point of teaching, process not product. The only redeeming things that I learned from him was the love of print making and M. C. Escher. I started print making again in 2020, being stuck at home during COVID. My carvings are quite rudimentary, but I find creating them meditative, so I keep going.

“Talent and all that are really for the most part just baloney. Any schoolboy with a little aptitude can perhaps draw better than I; but what he lacks in most cases is that tenacious desire to make it reality, that obstinate gnashing of teeth and saying, “Although I know it can’t be done, I want to do it anyway.””

M. C. Escher in a letter to his son, 1955.
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