Artwork – Ash Cave

Ash Cave, 2020, woodcut print by Matthew David Fritz

Handmade woodcut print. This limited edition print is printed is with water-based black ink on oriental rice paper.

The image size is 4-5/8 x 6-5/8 inches. The paper size is 6-5/8 x 8-5/8 inches.

Ash Cave is an image drawn and carved outside.  Drawing outside is known as “Plein Air” drawing. Literally translated, this French term means “in the open air.” This was drawn in the Ash Cave feature of Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, USA. The image reflects the imagery stemming from the passage about David’s collecting an abundance of precious material for his son, Solomon’s building of the temple.

1 Chronicles 22

3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails of the doors of the gates and for the clasps; and bronze in abundance, without weight;

4 And cedar trees without number, for the Sidonians and the Tyrians brought cedar trees in vast quantity to David.     

5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built to Jehovah must be exceedingly great in fame and glory throughout all lands; I will therefore make preparations for it. So David prepared an abundance before his death.

14 Now then in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah one hundred thousand talents of gold and one million talents of silver and bronze and iron without weight, for it is in abundance; and timber and stone I have prepared; and you may add to these.

15 And with you there are workmen in abundance, masons and workers in stone and wood and all manner of men who are skillful in every kind of work.

16 To the gold and silver and bronze and iron there is no number. Arise and do it, and may Jehovah be with you.

17 And David commanded all the leaders of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,

18 Indeed Jehovah your God is with you. And He has given you rest all around. For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land has been subdued before Jehovah and before His people.

19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Jehovah your God;

This image was the cover artwork for the song, Set Your Heart to Seek, from the album, If Arrows Fly (2019) by Chords of a Man.

Two prints were pulled for this edition. Prints from this edition are available for immediate shipment.

$10.00 plus 3.99 shipping to the United States.