05 January 2009

They Looked Behind - Final

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THEY LOOKED BEHIND

Japanese woodblock (moku hanga)
Paper size: 14" x 29" (35.5 x 73.6 cm)
2 shina plywood blocks
9 hand-rubbed impressions
Paper: Nishinouchi
Edition: 9

Happy new year! I hope you all are safe and happy after the holiday season. I had a relaxing couple of weeks during which I managed to add this somewhat anticlimactic last layer to the latest print. I think I need to get these people to land!

9 comments:

Zach VanDeHey said...

Very, Very nice print. I must say that I'm a little sad that you only printed 9! I hope that they are all just as wonderfully printed as this one! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Zach

Pistoles Press said...

I love the line work quality in this one! It almost begins to move before your eyes as the little ship is tossed amongst the rolling waves. The Nishinouchi add paper fibers add a dreamy quality too.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

The shapes of the sea and clouds push that little ship along. Very lovely.

TheGruche said...

Great print, Annie. Thnaks for taking the time to share your process - it's always fascinating and informative.

Annie B said...

Thanks for the comments. Zach you're right, I probably should make more copies than I do, but I get impatient with spending a lot of time in "production" mode. Glad you like this one.

Beth Z said...

Another immaculate print! Congrats again, Annie.

Leslie Moore said...

I love the placement of your little ship, scurrying before the wind and waves and clouds. A wonderful print!

Amanda said...

He!He!He! What a fun print this is! I admire the way you manage to express such a range of subject matter, always exquisitely executed. Thanks also to you Annie for all you share online. After all these years, your blog remains one of my very favourites.

Annie B said...

Beth, Leslie, Amanda, thanks so much. Amanda, thanks for your loyal reading!