Relief printing is one of the oldest forms of image reproduction with its roots as early as 500AC in China. Through time, cultures and societies have used the medium for creative and institutional expression. The Ukiyo-e prints of Japan evolved from functional promotional posters to the elaborate woodblocks we admire today. Relief printing was the foundation of all publications in West Civilization until the late 1920's when commercial lithography became more economical.

About the Process
Spirit Bear Clouds Woodblock by Leon Loughridge

Bear Clouds

"Turning for home
for them is a slow climb into an icy sea of spirit bear clouds."
John Macker

Available from the

Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico


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Printed using the
moku hanga method
in an edition of 15
on a Japanese paper.

Image measures 18 x 12"
Paper measures
20.5 x 14.5"

Read about the print process at the
Studio Blog.

Studio Blog