Friday, September 16, 2005

New Web Site and Woodcuts

Hi everyone. Here are a couple of brand new woodcuts. These images are from an abandoned nuclear plant construction site in South Carolina. The reactor was about 3/4 built, then they just abandoned the project. That was more than 20 years ago and the site has remained untouched (except for lots of fresh shotgun shells and beer cans). It's a very eerie, surreal place.

I climbed to the top of this tall observation tower that overlooks the whole site. I was unable to get onto the little deck at the very top because a hawk had built a huge nest over the entry hole. 2 hawks were circling the tower the whole time I was on it. I guess they were making sure I wasn't there to evict them.

Technical: 4 colors each, 1/4 inch birch plywood, Graphic Chemical litho inks on Arches Cover through the ol' Dick Blick Econo-etch.
Also, I just totally redesigned my prinmaking web site: so check it out. Thanks, Dan Allegrucci


  1. Dan, thanks for sharing. Especially like Wrestling, Veterans Park, Rifle Man. Appreciate good composition and cropping.
    Watch out for hawks. Doing woodblocks fraught with danger!

  2. I like these two pieces a lot, Dan. There's something so creepy about an abandoned site, about industrial decay. You've captured it well. Enjoyed visiting your new web site, too. Nice work.