I’m working on a project about US Route 62. It’s one of the early US Highways. The road runs from Niagara Falls, NY to El Paso, TX.
Versailles, KY has a special place in my heart, not only because it is US 62, but it is the home of Laura Lee Cundiff, the artist who blessed us with her press (which now lives at the Log Cabin Print Shop)
If you follow me on the Instagram, you might remember this video I shared of the live sketches I made while visiting Versailles.
Whenever I visit a small town for the first time, the town square is one of the places I always stop. Each courthouse has its own personality–and I find it to usually represent the ‘heart’ of the community.
Versailles has a charming little church beside/behind their courthouse. US Route 62 is lined with small businesses. A few, with an impressive dome or steeple. I’m always looking for architecture that breaks up the empty space in the sky. This scene in Versailles had all my favorite things, so I squeezed them together in this woodcut.
Woodcut on heavyweight, acid free, 100% post consumer fiber paper Printed (with a traditional press) and signed by the artist Image dimensions: 9x 24″ Paper dimensions: 13″x26″ Free Shipping (rolled in a tube) Watermark on bottom right of photo not on actual woodcut.