Mary Azarian Woodcuts

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On this page you will find : Medieval, Alphabet and Thoreau Quote series
These represent a more casual approach than “art” prints. I use simple subjects and often include words as part of the print. These are open edition prints. Many of the blocks have been printed hundreds of times and the hand painting is fairly simple.


Medieval Prints

Medieval manuscript painting, especially the art in the margins of the richly ornamented psaltery depicting peasant life, inspired this series.

Always the Garden
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Harvest Delight
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Domestic Angel
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Garden Angel
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Bread
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Wisdom From a Flower
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The Four Seasons
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Music
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Rejoice in the Fruits of the Earth
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Who Loves a Garden
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Alphabet Prints

I have been fascinated by alphabets for over 40 years. The alphabet posters shown here were produced over a 20 year period and constitute the first alphabet series I have produced. These posters depict aspects of rural life that caught my interest. A few are done in a medieval style. I have titled this series The Hill Farm Alphabet. I occasionally add a new poster when inspired to do so.

In 1978, I worked on the Vermont Images Project and designed a set of black and white posters documenting the fast-disappearing life on Vermont hillside farms. After I, completed this alphabet, the Vermont Department of Education printed and distributed a set of posters to every Vermont K-3 classroom. Eventually, these posters became the basis for my first picture book, A Farmer’s Alphabet, published by David R Godine, Boston, MA, in 1981. Remarkably, this book is still in print. In 1999, I completed a third alphabet, The Gardener’s Alphabet, published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.

B is for Barn
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C is for Cat
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C is for Cow
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D is for Dog
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E is for Everything
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F is for Frog
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G is for Garden
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H is for Horse
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I is for Iris
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K is for Kitchen
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M is for Maple Syrup
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P is for Pig
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Q is for Quilt
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R is for Rooster
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S is for Santa
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V is for Village
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Z is for Zinnia
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Thoreau Quote Prints

This collection of prints illustrates quotations of Henry David Thoreau.
The words of Henry David Thoreau still ring true in this series of prints.

Thoreau Spring
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Thoreau Summer
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Thoreau Autumn
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Thoreau Winter
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Summer Flowers
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Lilacs
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