Dual Nature


A theme of opposites inspires this woodblock print: black and white, night and day, ying and yang.   The idea took several drawings to refine.  The concept must have been brewing in my subconscious after receiving several requests for a Loon image.  I wanted to make an image where the viewer dwells on harmonious opposites.  It is designed to be hung in either orientation so that the Loon or Swan is upright.  I signed the back of this piece for this purpose.


Whether your personality is dark and mysterious or light and airy, you’ll enjoy this piece for many years!


This original artwork was designed, carved, and printed by Lyell Castonguay.  Ink is applied to a carved wooden block and hand-pressed onto Strathmore 300 Series paper.  Multiple carved blocks layer colors, resulting in a dramatic effect.  The artwork is signed, titled, and numbered in pencil by the artist.

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