10 January 2011

Blessings Kite - Finished

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BLESSINGS KITE

Japanese woodblock (moku hanga)
Image size: 16.5" x 11.5" (42 x 29 cm)
1 shina plywood block
6 hand-rubbed impressions
Paper: Japanese washi provided by Drachen Foundation
Edition: 8

This print is my entry into the Drachen Foundation's Moku Hanga Kite Contest. The print will be sparred (dowels and string added) by the folks at Drachen.

After this weekend's tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, this image of peace and blessings feels even more resonant to me than it did when I started working on it.

The kites from this contest will be shown at the 6th Annual Kyoto International (KIWA) Exhibition in Kyoto in late March, at the 1st International Moku Hanga Conference in Kyoto in June, and later at Cullom Gallery and Mighty Tieton Arts, both in Washington state.

Blessings to all...

6 comments:

Anita Thomhave Simonsen said...

This is interesting Annie.....and it´s a wonderful rint you´ve done here....and we sure need some peace and blessings...so thanks....
good luck with the print on it´s way...

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

Amazing what you did with just one block.

Renee A. Ugrin said...

So beautiful!

Pistoles Press said...

*tiny gasp* I'm in awe! The stencils worked out great! You know, if we all focused our energies on positive creativeness like these endeavors the world would definitely be a more peaceful place. Maybe even a more sustainable place. Thanks for sharing, Annie.

Katka said...

Annie this is an absolutely beautiful work! The juxtaposition of the warm and cool colours is so very pleasing. It's going to make a striking kite.

Simmer And Sew said...

Love it! Very dramatic and I think it will make a great kite.