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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 …

Hanten Hen

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 …

Kimono Hen

Kimono Hen

The second of the triptych is “Kimono Hen”. Paper: Yamaki Hosho Blocks: Eight Impressions on Shina Plywood Ink: Powdered Pigment and Sumi Ink …

Kabuki Hen

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, …

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

“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 …

Counting Cranes

Counting Cranes

One of my favorite Hokusai images is that of the cranes in his one-stroke-drawing manga.  I designed Counting Cranes for printing demonstrations at Boston’s MFA during the Hokusai …