A bit about process

Under the bed, 2015, 7.5" x 15"

Earlier this year the Print Club of Rochester asked me to make a print for their members. The result, above, is a woodcut printed in the Japanese technique, comprised of five blocks that together form the final image. 

The Japanese technique is distinct in that the blocks are printed with waterbased inks using soft brushes instead of brayers, allowing subtle gradation of color. Below is an excellent video of a master printer printing a reproduction of Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa:

Below are the blocks that make up Under the bed. Printed in sequence on top of each other, they make up the final print (click through to look closer).