“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 in Umeda Station, Osaka, Japan.  Finally, 44 years later, I made the woodcut that was held in my mind, representing the dichotomy of Japan.

Actual Size: 14″ x 20″
Blocks: Shina Plywood, 10 Impressions
Ink: Sennelier Powdered Pigment, Sumi, and Rice Starch
Paper:  Yamaki Hosho