Like a mirror that inverts and multiplies reality, a print is the result of two surfaces in contact with each other, i.e., the block and the paper. Reversal and reproduction are elements of traditional printmaking techniques which only the printmaker themselves experience, while the viewer sees only the results of the process, the final work.

Like a kaleidoscope, the combinations of these phenomena enable symmetric images to be generated via a single pattern cut on the block. With this idea in mind, Raquel has created this series of woodcuts entitled, Left and Right: Reflections and Repetitions, to share with the viewer the generative possibilities of traditional printing.