Ensisheim woodcut

After the Ensisheim meteorite fell in 1492 several woodcut prints were made to commemorate the historic event. This print is a contemporary woodcut created using only materials that would have been available at the time of the fall.

A contemporary woodcut created to celebrated the historic meteorite fall of Ensisheim in 1492

Even the watercolour paper that this is printed on would have been contemporary in 1492 as its made by the Arches company that originally started making acid free cotton rag papers in France in 1492! The inks used are made with minerals and the inks used to paint the meteorite are actually made from a meteorite.

More information on this woodcut can be found on Anne Blacks ‘Impactika’ website¬†here