Light of the Rock


A view of Split Rock Lighthouse on the north shore of Lake Superior. One of the infamous ‘Gales of November’ back in 1905 wrecked or sunk almost 30 ships and spurred the construction of this iconic lighthouse. It’s one of the most photographed places in Minnesota.

The lighthouse was commissioned in 1910 and became part of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in 1971. In 2011 it received designation as a National Historic Landmark.

Woodcut with watercolor; 3.5" x 5.5"
Edition of 50


Lime Kiln Point State Park


Lime Kiln Point State Park is one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world. On the western edge of Washington State’s San Juan Island, and the Haro Strait which separates the San Juan Islands from Vancouver Island, it’s possible to see Orcas, Gray, Humpback, Minke whales, and Porpoises.

This is a woodblock print of Lime Kiln Lighthouse looking out at Haro Strait.

Original woodblock print; 6”x 8”
Edition of 50; $185


The cherry-wood block I carved and used for printing Lime Kiln Point State Park. 6”x 8”.


Small Bay


Underneath other papers in the battered tin box that Catherine found beneath the floor boards of the old cottage, she uncovered a fragile journal with sketches and writing in it.

The journal had apparently been kept by Catherine’s great-grandmother, Julia, who interspersed sketches of the area around their cottage with diary entries. Wirh some of the sketches she wrote a description or explanation of the scene she had sketched.

On the last page of the journal was a sketch titled, Small Bay. Underneath it, a note, which appeared to have been added later: “Gustave’s favorite place to fish — a little cove across the lake — we called it the Small Bay. He caught a lot of fish there and we ate many good meals from his catches. The day before he left for the war was a cool, beautiful sunny day, so we rowed over to Small Bay one more time.

"He dropped off Mildred and me on the shore, and I found a perch where I could watch Mildred throw stones into the lake while I drew this sketch. Gustave sat fishing in the rowboat for a nice long while, and was happy to catch our supper one last time.

“I wanted to give him this sketch to remind him of us and this place while he was away. But in the commotion, I forgot to give it to him before he left, so I made another drawing just like it and mailed it to him in France. When they returned all his things, I found the frayed sketch folded in the shirt pocket of his uniform.” 


Woodblock print with watercolor
3.5" x 4"; Edition of 20

(names, events, and story are fictional)


New woodblock print - Cascade Waterfall


A new woodblock print, with watercolor, of a scene characteristic of the Cascade River on the north shore of Lake Superior. The river has carved out rugged paths in the rock, leaving both falls and pools throughout the forest in the hills just above Lake Superior. This print is a one-block print in black with watercolor added after printing.

5.5" x 4"; Edition of 24; $200.


Woodblock print - White Pine Camp

  White Pine Camp  - woodblock print with watercolor

 White Pine Camp - woodblock print with watercolor

Woodblock print of a camping trip to Minnesota's north woods, south of the 49th parallel, where there are white pines tall enough to loosen your imagination and brighten your mind. Camping next to them is like acquiring new 150 year old neighbors strong enough to have stuck around and shared in the geographic and meteorologic habitat since your great-grandparents visited for a night or two in the same place, if they'd had the chance. 5.5" x 4"; Edition of 20; $200


All the Islands CD cover art

Cover art for All the Islands CD I recently finished this woodblock print for the cover of the debut album of the Minneapolis folk band, All the Islands. The album itself is titled Modern Man, and will be released later this month.

The print is a reduction print cut from Japanese Shina wood and is 5.5" square. Hand printed on Mingeishi Natural paper.