16 January 2013

Millstone - Final Print

Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga)
Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm)
Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5 x 98 cm)
Paper: Nishinouchi
Made with 3 shina plywood blocks, 12 color layers
Edition: 14

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
Yes, there are a few verses in the Bible that express condemnation of homosexuality. There are other verses too, all of which can be easily cherry-picked to make a point. Take for example the verse above, which speaks to me of people who teach young children to hate, like Pastor Jeff (see previous print). These words were said to have been spoken by Jesus after he drew a child to himself and told his disciples that they must become like children to enter the kingdom of heaven. In this passage he says that stumbling blocks to faith will happen, but “woe to the person through whom they come.”

On a technical note, this print was made with three simple blocks, shown below.


Sometimes I enjoy a break from doing a lot of intense carving.


starkeyart said...

Lovely, Annie. Amazing that you did it with three simple blocks! The multiple impressions add such depth.

itsuko K said...

Beautiful colors and shape!
I especially like that you chose deep blue for background.
I also read previous post about gomazuri technique. Very nice texture.I love it!

Annie B said...

Thank you both!

mizu designs said...

Annie lovely! The bokashi is gorgeous!!!

Annie B said...

Thanks Kylie.

Janis Doucette said...

Simple and beautiful!

Annie B said...

Thank you Janis.

Yasmin Bseiso said...

Love it!