'Everything that you engrave is going to be the white area, so you are cutting light out of darkness, which is something I find very beautiful.'

- Anne Desmet RA

 

A relief process using a sharp-pointed tool called a graver to cut away the areas around the image on a wood block with fine lines. Wood engravings differ from woodcuts in that the block is cut from the end grain of the wood, or a cross-section of a tree, usually box, which means that the engraved marks are not affected by the pattern of the grain. It also provides a harder surface, allowing for greater detail than in a woodcut.