08 April 2008
The Train to Lhasa
This is how the print ended up. At first I thought I wanted just one line of Chinese text:
but it wasn't strong enough, so I added several layers of text to show the slow steady influx of people and goods into Tibet.
My graphic design background is showing here, isn't it? I had tried to do something like this (typographical treatment with Chinese characters pushing Tibetan letters) about a year ago and I wasn't able to get a design I was happy with, so it feels good to finally get this print out of my system. It also feels good to do a fast print in the middle of all the slow ones I've been working on. I have a lot more to say and explore about the Tibet situation, so I'll most likely pick up this Wind Horse block again sometime and do more with it.
But now I need to start my print of Lumbini, Buddha's birthplace. I'd like to finish it in time for his birthday on May 12.