Eurydice, 2nd limited edition woodcut print.
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This one ended up being the cover image for the Grammy nominated package design of Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ (2011), and it is so satisfying to see it in this large woodcut. I've re-carved, in wood, the original image which was originally carved, in 2011 on soft rubber.
Eurydice was one of the 6 character images commissioned for the record cover to illustrate the players in Anaïs' epic folk opera telling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story. The image of the flower in her hand has been adapted in photography for the marquee, as the show enters previews on Broadway this year!
In the illustrations, each of the 6 players has a kind of icon with them (Hades has a songbird in his hand, Persephone has a glass of wine, etc.) and the flower seemed to somehow make sense for Eurydice, though I didn't know specifically why. Anaïs, too, didn't quite know why either but she pondered it for a while. The song "Flowers," came out of this pondering and got added to the musical book for the production. That's a sort of abstract collaboration that worked out!
The image is approximately 16”x16” square and
the paper is 50cmx50cm (19.625”x19.625”) square.
FRAMING: Fits IKEA square frames. Fits the VIRSERUM, RIBBA, JÄLLVIK, STRÖMBY and NORRLIDA frame series, all of which feature a 19.75”x19.75” (50x50cm) size.