02 December 2013


woodblock print (mokuhanga)
6" x 6" (152.4 x 152.4 mm) on Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20

In my NSA primer, B is for ‘blackpearl.’ My references say that blackpearl is an “NSA tool or database.” Pretty vague, but the idea of a round black object made me think of those black dome-like covers for security cameras. Like this:

So I snuck a security camera into the pearl image.

The emboss was harder to do on this one than it was for the 'accordian' piece. Not sure if it's because the paper was not quite as wet when I did this emboss or if it's because this particular sheet of washi seemed a little bit thicker than the previous one. That will be an interesting question to track as I do more in this series.

1 comment:

Sharri said...

Love your little surprise of the camera in the pearl! Ingenious, as always -