Michelle Post - sculptor
Knock On Wood- Studio door knocker
1988
bronze
18"x16"x3"
This knocker tells the story of Wood Engraving. That's my hand (life cast) holding one of my engraving tools. My arm is cast from a log of boxwood which is the ideal wood for the engraving blocks and very rare. Most blocks today are made of Rock Maple or a synthetic material called Resingrave. The strike plate is cast from a slice or end grain of a tree. Blocks for wood engraving are cut on the end grain. Wood Cuts are done on the plank.

I have a print of Knock On Wood in the Wood Engraving gallery that I used for the invitation to a show at the time featuring the bronze door knocker.
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