"Pin-Up" was inspired by girlie magazines and calendars of the 1940’s and ‘50’s, as well as
old copies of magazines like Good Housekeeping that featured adverts for the latest household gadgets and
appliances. The woodcut is something of a spoof on that era’s ideal of womanhood — sexy but
domestic. Here the pin-up sex kitten dreamily considers the latest kitchen innovation, much as
scantily clad women are used to advertise tools or automotive parts to men.
As a challenge to myself I decided to let my cutting mimic old half-tone printing.
"Pin-Up" was created for an exchange portfolio of the [Baren] Forum on Woodblock Printmaking.