With much excitement, I am pleased to share that one of my prints has been included in an exhibition of other mokuhanga artists at the Buster Levi Gallery in Cold Spring, NY. The opening is June 1st and here is the Press Release.
In the past several months, I have been making moves to dedicate more time and space to making pictures. On a snowy weekend in March, I had the pleasure of visiting Matt Brown in his new studio in Vermont. Over the course of the weekend, we worked alongside one another, pursuing the magic feeling of pulling a print together.
Given the support of my generous teachers, I’ve been encouraged to apply to the MI-LAB residency in Japan and, much to my delight, I was recently accepted into the Basic Training Program which will take place next Fall at the base of Mt. Fuji.
I look forward to working in advance of this program, continuing to develop a visual language that celebrates the virtues of color woodblock and uses landscape imagery to describe boundaries that are strong, yet permeable.
Shout out (and a heartfelt thanks) to Kelly, who shared with me the joys of shibori!
What fun! Last weekend, I had the immense pleasure of participating in Matt Brown’s color woodblock workshop. Together, we learned to make pictures with water-based pigments and rice paste, hand-printing without a press, while keeping an open mind to the process as it unfolds. Here’s a little peek into this method and some of my results…