Progress is slow in putting together my new moku hanga room. I'm quite anxious to start woodblocking again, but for now I also have to do my computer illustration work in that same room until I get the electrician here to move some cables. So as I wait I'm entertaining myself by looking at prints instead of making them.
A recent mention in the Baren Forum led me to the woodcuts of Minnesota artist Charles Beck. I find the geometry in his colorful prints to be very striking. His work is mostly abstracted landscapes with very rhythmic and symmetrical compositions, simple shapes but a lot of detail in his carved textures. I haven't read any descriptions of his technique, but I'd guess that he's doing reductive woodblock with oil-based inks.
Added 11/8/09: Beck's work is being handled by Kaddatz Galleries in Minnesota.