14 January 2008

"Aging" the Paper


Here's the result of several printing passes using the block in its first state. I wanted to "age" the paper a little, put sown some texture and define the white area (the Grand Mosque) clearly. Now I'll go back into the block and make some more cuts.

Would you think it odd if Hafiz said,

"I am in love with every church
And mosque
And temple
And any kind of shrine

Because I know it is there
That people say the different names
Of the One God."

Persian poet, Hafiz


Anonymous said...

I love the amount of detail you put into your pieces!

Annie B said...

Thanks, nyx. I have mixed feelings about that amount of detail! It's pretty time-consuming...