I made this print as part of a project put together by Aaron Huey of the Amplifier foundation, featuring contemporary artists interpreting the images of National Geographic photographers. To make this blockprint I worked with some of the amazing images produced by photographer Thomas Peschak, who has spent decades documenting the unique and glorious fauna of the Galapagos islands. So many unique and fascinating lifeways have emerged among the endemic species of this distant and isolated archipelago that it truly deserves its reputation as one of the world’s preeminent laboratories of evolution. The way that species in isolation radiate into distinct forms is visible in the Galapagos like almost nowhere else on Earth.
I carved this by hand out of a big panel of linoleum, and printed it by hand-burnishing at Flight 64 studio in Portland, OR