Several weeks ago I wrote a post, Call for Artists. I want to thank all artists who submitted their art and proposals. It was a hard decision, and I know I cannot accommodate the works of all artists on the walls at Mozzeria. I am still narrowing down and plan on adding several more to the rest of the walls.
David Call's artwork caught my eye for several reasons - its colors and linocut form. If you wonder what linocut is, Wiki explains, "Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface.
“A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press." Linocut had been done as early as the 1900's.
The cool thing is that we use the ancient pizza baking method – with a wood burning oven. This art ties to the concept and vision we have at Mozzeria.
David Call used to be my teacher in high school. When I first saw his artwork, I didn't believe it was David Call who did it. He definitely had a hidden talent that I never knew. Wow, he is a truly talented artist, and I am excited and honored to display his artwork on the walls.
Come by Mozzeria and enjoy viewing David's artwork. More of his artwork can be viewed on his website at http://www.eyehandstudio.com.