19 July 2012

Mixed Feelings #7 - Paper


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
Edition: 10

Printmakers and money go together like peanut butter and jelly
This pair of cliches about money reveals the dilemma we face in using printed money. It's just paper. Really special paper, made of cotton and linen and colored fiber inclusions, but still just paper. Its value comes from us, from our minds and hearts, not from the paper and not from the ink. I suspect that a lot of printmakers and artists who work on paper will recognize this conundrum.

The words in black are modeled on my father's handwriting.

1 comment:

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

love the use of your dad's handwriting, collaboration!