by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 28 August 2008

Chicago artist Damara Kaminecki (aka Damarak the Destroyer) creates the some seriously bad-ass woodcuts. With a darkly gothic, antique aesthetic, and subject matter tending towards ye old curiosity shop, Kaminecki has a body of work which truly stands out. I especially enjoy her recent dense, collage like compositions, which are such a fantastic juxtaposition of the old and new. It’s perfect eye candy. Be sure not to miss the incredible carved pumpkins in in her printmaking section, as well as her new blog, which I’ve already added to my feed.