In October 2017, I demonstrated printing “Hanten Hen” at several walk-in sessions at Boston’s Museum of FIne Arts. Hanten is a short padded jacket. This guy is dressed a bit more casually than the other two hens in the triptych.
“Sumi Hanten Hen” was made during the summer of 2021 from the blocks of “Hanten Hen”. The prints of 2017 were made for demonstrations, with the intent to print an edition later. Four years later, I decided to feature sumi, a rich, black ink made from soot and animal glue, and printed the edition with a completely new color palette.
Paper: Yamaki Hosho
Blocks: Seven blocks of Shina Plywood
Ink: Powdered Pigment and Sumi Ink
Actual Size: 10″ x 16″, Edition of 20