Artist Statement

I enjoy making relief and wood engravings based on nature, animals, and interesting oddities. My engravings are small scale, as the tools and materials I use to create them allow for the finest lines and details. Engraving allows for an intense play between light and dark. There is a wonderful opportunity to show details from all that nature has to offer, from the shine of a humpback whale's fluke to the feathers of a screech owl. I live by the ocean and spend my free time exploring and soaking in the textures and beauty of my surroundings. Alaska is pure inspiration! There is nowhere else in the world that features such stunning examples of endless landscapes and beautiful animals. I strive to capture that beauty in the animals and surroundings I engrave.

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Eric Hoffman's Submissions