Matched Set of Four
16" x 12"
Traditionally, woodcuts in sets are the same theme, size and type of paper. They are matched sets, meaning the same edition number appears on all (whenever possible). Artists often work in a "series" because we have an idea that develops in several different but closely related ways. Serious art collectors often purchase entire series directly from the artist as they become more valuable when an entire set is kept together. Because they are a matched set, they look great framed together.
Ink: Mixes of umber, gold, black and white pearl
Paper: Beechgrove Paperworks hand-made (dark side hickory)
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.
Sold in pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed).
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
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Original Art Floating World Value Collector's SET of 4 Woodcut Prints on Handmade Hickory Paper
- Handmade item
- Materials: cherry block, oil based ink, handmade hickory fiber paper, printmaking paper, printing ink, printing press, baren, japanese chisel, japanese knife, carving knife, cherrywood, wood
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