WOOD ENGRAVING / PAINTINGS

Trained as a traditional printmaker and working for decades as a wood engraver, Feit Covey's work has evolved in the last ten years to include the time honored technique of woodcut with modern concepts and a modern sensibility. 

Using multiple wood blocks to create a single large image, layering color with both paint and printing on Japanese papers, she has evolved a method that is entirely her own. Many of these newer pieces are made into print editions that each have new areas of layering and their own personality. The wood blocks themselves form a library of possibilities. They may be used only once, or be printed multiple times to create pattern or narrative. It is a complex system, with each piece setting it own dynamics. Sometimes other materials are incorporated, including screens, plastics and waxes.

 

Rosemary Feit Covey has taken what must be the most resistant of media and used it to powerful effect . I usually associate wood engraving with very literal renditions, but in her expert hands she conveys imaginative , unsettling and discomforting visions.

– Roberta Waddell, Curator of Prints and Drawings, New York Public Library, 1998

 

01
Last Fall
Wood engraving , painting on canvas
72 x 60 inches


02
Fish (swirling fish)
Wood engraving and painting
27 x 32 inches


03
Not My Little Girl (triptych)
Wood engraving and painting
36 x 60 inches


04
Crossing the Line
Wood engraving and painting
72 x 60 inches