Kate Hanlon

Inspired by her experiences on Boston’s North Shore and throughout New England, Kate Hanlon seeks to revive and continue the tradition of white line woodcut in the twenty-first century. First developed in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the medium allows luminous, multicolored images to be made from a single block of wood. “The woodblock had a full life of its own as a tree before lending itself to my own creative impulses, and the history of its life is captured in the grain patterns that become a part of my print,” she says. “It’s a sort of collaboration; in my response to the woodgrain, I enjoy allowing the tree to live again through my prints.”