Lyell Castonguay
Exodus, 2014
Woodcut print on paper
24″ x 12″
Edition of 15
$1,125 unframed/$1,500 framed


I recently acquired a copy of the Baby Elephant Folio of Audubon’s Birds of America.  It is a massive catalog with reproductions of all the Audubon’s original prints, which includes the classic “American Flamingo”.  I appropriated elements of Audubon’s original composition but I wanted my print to feel claustrophobic.  After all, with some Flamingo colonies reaching over 1 million in Africa it must get crowded!  Three separate woodblocks were used to print “Exodus,” resulting in a ten color combination.