01 June 2012
Mixed Feelings #3: Drowning
MIXED FEELINGS #3: DROWNING
Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) with transfer drawing
Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm)
Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5 x 98 cm)
Paper: Shikoku White
Rich or poor, we're all wet. This print is the third in a series that examines cliches we have about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty.
The print was made with two blocks of wood. I first used an uncarved block to lay down a couple of layers of blue, then I carved the mountain forms on another block and printed that in a blueish gray. I returned to the uncarved block and added the words "Swimming in cash" and printed that block on top of all of it with another blue-gray tone.