When I lived in the Czech Republic I learned of the work of Josef Sudek-a photographer during the early-mid 20th century. Known as The Poet of Prague, he was a modernist master of light.
“Sudek’s reputation, and real genius, rests largely with two bodies of post-World War II work. One consists of views of backyards and enclosed gardens, including a series called ”A Walk in the Magic Garden.” The ”magic garden” belonged to the architect Otto Rothmayer, who furnished it with metal chairs of his own design. Sudek photographed these empty chairs enveloped by branches, as if they were at once refugees and prisoners of their surroundings.” (Andy Grundberg, NYTimes 25 March 1990)
These modest woodcuts and a monotype are my homage to this artist.