After nearly two years of meticulous work, Pittsburgh-based artists Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth–known collectively as Tugboat Printshop–have unveiled Overlook, a stunningly intricate woodcut that will be used to make limited edition color prints. The duo, who are known for their incredibly detailed pieces, have really set the bar with their most complex woodblock yet: a dizzyingly packed landscape filled with pine-dotted mountains, rolling hills, man-tilled fields, and layered groves of thick, lush trees.
To create Overlook, the artists first drew the design, then used small knives and chisels to carve into surface of the 28″ x 46″ block. After the key detail is finished, they will carve an additional 3-4 color blocks. Printed in layers using one block at a time, the final product will be a vibrant work of art with staggering detail and breadth.
The print will be available as a singular, diptych, triptych, or an entire room's worth of wallpaper that shows the vista extending endlessly. To snag your own limited edition print, be sure to pre-order Overlook on Tugboat Printshop's website.