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Sumi Kimono Hen

Sumi Kimono Hen

“Sumi Kimono Hen” was made during the summer of 2021 from the blocks of “Kimono Hen”. The “hen” prints of 2017 were …

Sumi Hanten Hen

Sumi Hanten Hen

In October 2017, I demonstrated printing “Hanten Hen” at several walk-in sessions at Boston’s Museum of FIne Arts.  Hanten is a short …

Sumi Kabuki Hen

Sumi Kabuki Hen

In 2017, I was asked to view Boston’s MFA exhibit, “Showdown: Kuniyoshi vs Kunisada”, create a work inspired by seeing the show, …

The Island

The Island

“The Island” is my mind’s image of Cheung Chau Island, a favorite location to hike during the year I lived in Hong …

“Winter Farm”

Going seasonal. “Papa’s Farm” is in summer, “Grandma’s Farm” is in Spring, and now we have “Winter Farm”. Actual Size: 12″ x …

Self Portrait During Covid

Self Portrait During Covid

Lots of personal symbolism in this one: In the kimono, there are the wine glasses from my weekly “Loopy Loop”, when my …

Grandma's Farm

“Grandma’s Farm”

“Grandma’s Farm” was done after finishing “Papa’s Farm”. I tried to link the two images by having the tops of some of …

Papa's Farm

“Papa’s Farm”

“Papa’s Farm” was made with happy memories of long-ago weekly visits to my grandfather’s farm in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Actual Size: 12″ …

"Mama's Yama"

“Mama’s Yama”

  The mountain (yama) in this print originated from a photo I took of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.  …

"Just Another Mountain"

“Just Another Mountain”

A few days after our hiker- son finished his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I asked him to climb New Hampshire’s Mt …

"Bluebird Buddies"

“Bluebird Buddies”

Love the real bluebirds who gather to eat mealworms outside our window. Paper: Yamaguchi Hosho Blocks: Nine Impressions on Shina Plywood Ink: Powdered Pigment and …

"Once in a Station in Japan"

“Once in a Station in Japan”

In 1975, I sketched a travel poster of  Ryoanji Rock Garden that was hanging down from a balcony above stairs leading down to trains …

Inland Sea

“Inland Sea”

For my senior year of college, I attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  I lived in a new dorm which extended over the edge of …

Dayfall

Dayfall

The lines indicating the upper clouds were influenced by the depiction of clouds in some Ukiyoe woodblock prints. Actual SIze: 14″ x 20″ …

Dayspring

Dayspring

Spring of 2018 has been particularly gray so I had to brighten the days up a bit. Now where are those sunglasses? Actual SIze: 14″ x 20″ …

Fragile

Fragile

The image, “Fragile”, is my reaction to the chaos of our present administration. Our country feels broken. The world feels fragile. Actual …

Flaky Cardinals

Flaky Cardinals

Several years ago, I did a small woodcut called “Stacked Cards”.  As soon as it was finished, I wished I had made …

Finding Fuji

Finding Fuji

This print feels like me.  A heavy paper produced the rich black I love. I experimented with modeling paste on Mt Fuji for …

Election Emotion

“Election Emotion” was made for a small woodcut exchange, conceived with the goal of helping some of us find our way after the 2016 …

Merry Marsh

Merry Marsh

Water flows into the pond and grasses part.  Textures and patterns are everywhere … and the wind keeps changing it all .  The marsh is such …

Heartbreak Mountain

Heartbreak Mountain

The image may be rather abstract, but a lot of heart and thought went into this woodcut. Paper: Yamaguchi Hosho (my first successful attempt sizing …