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, […]
Untitled woodcut, 1998, about 16″ square.
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 […]
“Floral Pattern”, 1997, 24.5 x 16.25 inches, tiled woodcut with sumi ink on handmade Gampi paper
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 […]
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 […]