CANDLE IN WIND
Watercolor woodblock (moku hanga)
17 x 11 inches (43 x 28 cm)
Made from 6 blocks, 10 hand-rubbed applications of color
Edition of 10 on Yukimi paper
This print was created with shapes derived from four selected video stills of a candle burning in a windy place. A steady flame is lovely, but more often than not the wind blows. I used to smoke, and I remember lighting a cigarette outdoors was like this. Or keeping a candle lit at an outdoor vigil, or trying to light a campfire on a damp windy night. Or candlelight on a porch, or near an open window.
The bokashi glow appears quite strong in this photo. It's a little less so in real life.
Here are a couple of shots of the print in progress.
|After four impressions of color|
|Five color impressions|