“Endangered Species” print exchange for Baren Forum Traditional hanga technique. I carved eight blocks, four from shina plywood, and four from birch plywood. I used three Windsor/Newton watercolors, transparent yellow, quinacidrone magenta, prussian blue, plus prepared sumi and printed VERY dry on VERY lightweight kitakata paper. I wasn’t up to carving the tiny little words, […]
Dojoji Maiden, 2000, moku-hanga, about 5″ high. Traditional Japanese Wood Block Prints pulled by hand from seventeen small cherry wood blocks. About 160 prints were pulled in all. Dojo-ji Maiden: A long time ago, a handsome young monk took shelter for the night in the home of a lonely widow. He awoke with a start […]
This print is representative of the edition of 31 produced for the Baren print Exchange #7 in October, 2000. Exchange #7 called for a chuban sized print in the theme of “The Comedy of Life”. You can visit the Baren site on the web. This print was intended to be somewhat comical. The fun, surprising, […]
I made three large woodcut ‘scrolls’ in September of 1999. Two of them were installed in the Zen Garden Room I designed and built for the UMB Technology Center in Kansas city. Two of the prints were similar (I kept one for myself), and the third was twice as wide. I had already cut a bunch […]
“Dark Circles”, 1998, 16 x 10 inches, woodcut from tile grid (squares with concentric quarter-circles cut out). Many, many printings (too many!) and deeply embossed!
“Life Savers for the Titanic”, 1998, 17 x 12 inches, tiled woodcut, sumi ink on heavy drawing paper
“Clouds and Water”, 1998, reduction wood-cut on Hosho, 16 x 10 inches. Chine-colle on blue backing, 10 x 64 inches.
Untitled woodcut, 1998, about 16″ square.
My great friend, Jerry Vegder, HATES to have his picture taken! HATES it! But several times, he’s made the mistake of allowing me to photograph his very interesting head! This may be the ONLY portrait of Jerry which he finds tolerable, since the tiled woodcut completely obliterates his image!
Printed in December, 1997, this small edition of tiled woodcuts was produced for Christmas gifts that year. The muddy colors and swirly patterns remind me of the smell of leaves burning in our gutter each fall, a practice now long abandoned (and illegal). These were printed from a set of one-inch birch plywood tiles with […]