Joel Monea

From Joel

I search for identity as a form of inspiration and this is best done by looking at Canada, the land, the people and the history. These Things have pushed me into the realm of woodcuts where I find I am most at home with my work.
I enjoy the rugged process of creating woodcuts. Using chisels I carve into masonite and create a relief. The permanent aspect that one has in this process must be confident while not getting discouraged should an error occur. I work with high, mid and low tonal ranges. The carved out parts act as my high range while a single color acts as the mid and the low is represented by black.