Elements of a Woodcut Motion Picture Titled The Jackleg Testament: part one
Jack & Eve, 2003 - 2006
Drawn and cut by Jay Bolotin
Printed by Krista Gregory on Rives BFK and Mulberry
This print portfolio is the direct source of the imagery in the woodcut motion picture, The Jackleg Testament. In the past, Bolotin has translated his narrative woodcut prints into concerts, stage productions and mechanical operas. This project represents a desire to more directly translate the prints into a moving image. From the simpler, handmade quality of the woodcuts, Bolotin draws forth complex textures and layers to create striking images and a dense narrative. Bolotin also adds handwritten notations that reference the motion picture by identifying objects and quoting characters.