Bogdan Ghita: Printmaking, Studio 323
I first became interested in woodcut prints as a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2008 when I took an art class as an elective. The medium’s surface textures inspired me to explore its many possibilities for design. I work primarily with woodcut prints. I love the medium’s many possibilities for design and surface textures. Woodcuts can be bold or subtle, crude or refined. What I most enjoy about this medium is the process of carving the blocks; it provides for hours of meditation. Working with wood is challenging; it’s not forgiving, one wrong cut and it changes the shape of the desired outcome. I’m an untutored artist, and my style is untainted by rules. My body of works is influenced by my childhood memories from Romania, my personal struggles and ideas, or whatever I find interesting at the time.