Evening Iris

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Woodblock
7 x 5"
Edition of 9

Using the Japanese method (Moku Hanga), the woodblock was printed on c.1900 handmade paper that is so thin it almost feels like tissue paper. It offered a challenge handling it when damp, but it was well worth the effort. Using two blocks  the editions was printed as a reduction print, with about 9 color runs.

Since the paper is so delicate and for their protection, I have matted the woodblocks in a 12” x 9” cotton rag mat and hinged each print with a kozo paper hinge. Some of the prints have very small worm holes in the margins, which is one of the issues of using an old paper that has been in a bundle for decades.