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 […]
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
“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 […]
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 […]