Natures Colors Original Japanese style Woodblock Print Woman Hiding in Tree Trunk With Leaves
Woodblock print 2009
6.5" x 15"
Print Title: Me In a Tree
Paper Dimension: 6.5 x 15 inches
Image Dimension: 6 x 14 inches
Block: Five cherry blocks
Ink: Akua Color pigment
Paper: New Hosho
Comments: Process: This year I started working in the traditional woodblock method. The process requires a separate block for each color, damp paper, perfect registration, and the pigment is brushed instead of rolled. Pigments are a mix of pure pigment and water with rice paste to "make them stick". The woodblock process in the Japanese tradition is exacting, demanding and tedious, yet somehow extremely satisfying. I'm sure I will get better with time.
Image: When I was little I had a childhood obsession with climbing trees. I wrote a poem then: "Me in a tree, no one can find me, or laugh at me." I was never one to fit in, even as a child, and I imagine I was probably the talk of the cliques that children form. But up in the trees, I was queen, I was free and I was happy...until some grownup found me, that is. I'm sure I never came as near death as they made it out to be. Grown ups can be so melodramatic!
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.
Sold in pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed).
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Woodcut Limited edition Nature Traditional 12 to 36 in