I'm an artist working with moku hanga, traditional Japanese woodblock printing
17 October 2006
The keyblock in a traditonal woodcut is the primary or master block, which contains the main outlines of the image. I think of this as the keyblock for my Babylon print, as it's this block that contains the physical features of the area I'm mapping and identifies the place. I love how these photos look like a view from an airplane.
As you can imagine, this took a long time to carve.