This is a print I produced for Baren Forum‘s 14th Exchange. This version included an additional block carved from oak which I used to print the ‘wood grain’ in the background. The print is o-ban (large size — about 15 inches high) on hand made, unsized gampi paper. This is a reduction print, printed by […]
This is an example of the prints I produced for Baren Forum’s 13th Exchange, “Music”. The prints are chuban, paper about 10 1/2 inches high. The print shown is a reduction print, printed by hand using Traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques and materials (except, of course for the reduction part). Traditionally, each of the fifteen […]
This image of Dana turning in my yukata was my first attempt at aizuri-e (blue printed picture). I used only shades of blue in this Japanese technique woodblock print (moku-hanga). Later efforts included sumi or other blacks in order to increase the depth of darkest printings.
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, […]
“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