The craft of Japanese printmaking spread to Europe in the19th century, flourishing in Vienna and Munich with the German Expressionist Movement. Arthur Wesley Dow brought the craft to North America in 1895 and influenced generations of artists with his teachings. Today, the process continues to evolve and assimilate into modern practices.
The third book in the Chaco Sojourn Series is complete and has been mailed out to subscribers. The short story by John Macker is about a chance encounter a young girl has in Chaco Canyon that offers her inspiration. There are eight serigraph illustrations and one woodblock illustration that highlight the story.
The woodblock "Dream Envisioned" is bound into the book and is available in a loose edition. The reduction woodblock measures 9 x 7" and is printed on a hand-made Japanese paper dating to 1910. There are 10 prints in the loose edition.
Hand prints are any image printed by hand instead of an automated printing press. The beauty of hand prints are the variables in inking resulting from the hand application of the ink.
With book two of the Chaco Sojourn series complete, work has started on Book Three with almost all the type printed and illustrations drawn.
A listing of exhibits, gallery openings and events where my work is on exhibit.