30.3 cm x 40.4 cm (11 15/16 in. x 15 7/8 in.)
(Anamosa, Iowa, 1892 - 1942, Iowa City)
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Susan Garwood in memory of Sue Ann Reagan, 2004
Wood produced a complex range of soft tone through tiny lines. Where the lines build up, he went back in and scratched away small highlights to invest the print with a flickering light. A stronger line in the foreground provides contrast, and Wood preserved the white of the sheet to evoke a fine line of snow on the barbed wire fence.