Jeanine Coupe Ryding
Jeanine Coupe Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints.
Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate. She often thinks of a three-dimensional shape and then describing it as she carves the block. Ryding exploits the difficult medium of woodblock carving to create a wide range of calligraphic and seemingly effortless energetic lines and shapes. Her work is a meditation on the dynamic tension between object and ground, stillness and movement.