At this point, three blocks (of six total)
are close enough to completion that I was
finally able to proof them today.
The text block needs more clearing and sanding in the background as well as
tidying up around the text.
Silhouette block #1 also needs
more work on the background to even it out
to help prevent ink being transferred to the paper.
Same issue with this block, although here I
had serious swirly baren marks!
Last week, as part of my residency at
Tiger Lily Press, I gave an hour long talk
on my recent work and discussed the process
of mokuhanga and chine colle.
Here I’m showing the three woodblocks
used in printing the color for this image, as well as
the original silverpoint drawing, the chine colle
copy of the drawing and the finished print.
Close up of the finished print, “Dead Weight”,
These are two of the woodblocks that were
overprinted onto a photographic image.
“Prayers for a Happy Death 3”
I also brought along some a few tools
used in the mokuhanga process including these
Japanese brushes for applying ink
to the block.
The only etching I had time to do this past year.
One copper plate, which was editioned at three different
stages as I made progress on the image.
This is “Creep 2” and “Creep 3”.