FRAMED 20x16 Woodblock Print Floating World II Pair Couple Dancing Figures Surreal Woodcut on Hickory Handmade Paper
Outer dimensions of frame (space taken on wall) 24 high by 20 wide
Floating World II - Part of a series of four
Couple dancing, floating on air
16" x 12"
Ink: Mixes of umber, gold, black and white pearl
Paper: Beechgrove Paperworks hand-made (natural fiber hickory bark)
Process: A standard rainbow roll print
Image: The "floating world" was the entertainment world in old Tokyo. However every time I hear the expression I think of figures floating in space...or wood grain!
Woodcuts and wood engravings are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually cherry in my case, then carving out the negative spaces. After carving, what is left is a big "stamp" of the desired image. I roll ink with a roller over the woodcut, place a piece of handmade paper on the inked block, apply pressure and transfer the image on the paper.
All my woodcuts are made in limited editions, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Framed Woodcut Limited edition Figures Surrealism 12 to 36 in