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Katzen (1999)

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While visiting Berlin in the summer of 1999, I purchased a woodcut by Gerhard Marcks (see below). Marcks was a Master of Form at Bauhaus during its years in Weimar and though he is primarily known as a sculptor, he also made many Expressionist woodcuts.

In this piece I tried to encapsulate the most primitive image one retains after viewing Marcks' original, the domino-faced cat. The piece was created with just a few lines of PostScript: two Bezier curves, three ovals, four straight lines, and two black fills. Contrasting my piece with Marcks' original helped me see the rich details of the woodcut.

Die KatzenKatzen

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