12 February 2006
I've been seeing printmaker Katie Baldwin's name a lot lately, so I looked around on the internet and discovered that she has worked in the moku hanga technique. Katie's diary from her 2004 residency at Nagasawa Art Park on Awaji Island in Japan can be found at The Philadelphia Print Collaborative website along with a few samples of her work. I really like the simplicity and bold graphic quality of her moku hanga prints and would love to see more.
Hanga printmaker April Vollmer, who helped teach at that same Nagasawa Art Park session, has some beautiful photos of it on her website.
The Nagasawa Art Park program sounds fantastic: two months studying moku hanga in Japan! I'd love to go, but unfortunately there's an age requirement and I'm too old for the program. I have only one regret in my life, which is that I didn't come to moku hanga at an earlier age. Oh well, I'm a heck of a lot younger than Grandma Moses was when she started painting.