This was my first attempt at wood cut. My charge was to replicate a master printmaker's work only after I have researched the artist and written a paper about him. I chose Albrecht Dürer's Samson Wrestles the Lion. This was for an undergrad class taught by the master printer Jim Todd and Raphael Chacon. Professor Todd, rather firmly told me that I had bitten off more than I could chew, and to reduce the piece to 1/4 of the original picture. So I chose to focus on the background upper left. I spend about 18 hours carving, and 8 hours pulling prints. The paper yielded a B letter grade upon resubmission. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Only two artist proofs remain; one is beautifully framed and hung in my parent's home, the other is safely ensconced in one of my portfolios.