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Black Ice

December 2011

"Behind Blackwood's primitive-looking prints is a deeply civilized attempt to capture the fading world of outport Newfoundland. This book, coinciding with the artist's 70th birthday, explores the sources of his art, and ranges from his home province's geology to its folk customs."

Globe and Mail, Dec 2, 2011
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Black Ice

August 2011

"Compiling traditions and superstition tied to the region that is unlike any other in Canada, the artwork seeks to capture the soul of Newfoundland in full color. Moving and exciting work drawn from galleries all over the world, Black Ice would do well in any cultural collection...as an excellent coffee table art book."

Midwest Book Review, Aug 29, 2011
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Black Ice

August 2011

"The book offers not only something for art lovers, but historians also. David Blackwood's work resonates with images and emotions, that would make even those who do not care for art, sit up and take notice. 5 Bookmarks (out of five)"

Shelf Life, Aug 1, 2011
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Black Ice

July 2010

"Sometimes a great artist appears just at the point of historical shift and catches the essence of a region and time...The Newfoundland of boats and cod, of mummers and sealers, the brilliant flags, the hoarse voices of foghorns, ice aloof and jagged, the mug-ups and kitchen times, the coffin in the boat have become inseparable from the name of David Blackwood."—Annie Proulx

Jul 19, 2010
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