Over Thanksgiving we flew to Port Townsend, WA for a family get-together with my sister-in-law, Barbara Stanny. I took along a tiny watercolor set and a couple of stamps I’d carved — a quarter circle and a half-circle. I entertained myself on the plane ride by printing some tilings (one sqare at at time) on […]
“Red Lion”, image size about 22 x 16 inches was printed in 1997 on handmade Gampi paper. The design of 88 square tiles was determined in advance, and the colors printed using a wide format inkjet printer using archival inks. The black sumi ink was subsequently overprinted using plywood tiles with a 180 degree arc cut out..
“Floral Pattern”, 1997, 24.5 x 16.25 inches, tiled woodcut with sumi ink on handmade Gampi paper
Produced for a Hand Print Press print exchange (and summarily rejected SO unfairly by the short-lived curatorial committee) the text reads: Use a razor knife and straight edge to cut out the colored squares along the black lines. Paste 143 yellow squares over the 143 ‘M’s, 160 magenta squares over 160 ‘I’s, 186 red squares […]
“Hansel & Gretel”, 1996, 15 x 11 inches, color woodcut – two examples, the second a later state with added imagery and design.
This was my first ‘traditional’ multi-block Japanese woodblock print. It was made during a two week workshop taught by Hiroki Morinoue at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. That was a life-changing experience — VERY stimulating — and launched me into a whole new world of moku-hanga (traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking)! WOW! Total immersion […]
My original drawing was done very quickly in pencil, then color was indicated using colored pencil. All colored areas in the prints were printed from a single block printed and reduced by carving through many printings. First the areas to remain white were removed by carving the block. then the block was printed in pale […]
Here was an experiment to see if I could juggle the big image made of smaller images made of smaller images. The small self-portraits are made of 25 pieces, each of which can carry any of 5 values of lightness or darkness. This was the practice piece for the big self portrait you’re about to see…
Early in 1996, for reasons I still don’t understand, really, I became fascinated by Japanese woodblock printmaking technique. In January, I registered for a two week long workshop to be taught by Hiroki Morinoue at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado — but I was wait-listed and didn’t know until shortly before the workshop […]