The large (42 x 77 inch) prints of “Sara” reclining on her messy bed have been successfully completed — I selected 8 for the edition plus two proofs. There is some variation among the edition, the greatest differences being in the depth of the deepest tones behind the head and in the top background — […]
This is a progress report (with many photos) showing a long-term project underway — my design and manufacture of a large (about 5×10 foot) woodblock printing press for shin moku-hanga (new Japanese woodblock prints). Late in 2004, I decided to produce large woodblock prints — larger than I was able working alone and using a […]
“Jessica Reclining (rear)”, February 29, 2004, woodblock print – 16 state reduction of Spanish cedar plank, dry pigment and neri-zumi in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 24 sheets printed. Partially printed with the wonderful new Korokoro Baren, and partially with my favorite hon-baren.
“Sarah”, 2003, 15.25 x 5.124 inches, Chu-tanzaku Bijin Mitate, Moku-Hanga, color woodcut This is a four basswood block reduction in Winsor & Newton Transparent Yellow, Alizarine Crimson, Prussian Blue, & Sumi with 28 color layers with a dark mica ground. 56 sheets printed in all in three variations. This one has a dark baren-suhi ground […]
Lovers in a field of daisies are interrupted by the passage of a jet as it flies into the picture’s border. The title, “Pushing up Daisies”, was suggested by a friend, Jerry Vegder. Jerry called the morning of Sept 11 with awful news about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. While we talked, […]
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 […]