Watercolor woodblock (moku hanga)
11 x 17 inches (28 x 43 cm)
Made from 5 blocks, 10 hand-rubbed applications of color
Edition of 10 on Yukimi paper
Shapes derived from four video stills of a group of candles.
• a period of staying awake, to be with someone who is ill or to call public attention to something
So we gather together and stand shoulder to shoulder. We watch and wait, and we try to stay awake.
The way the grain printed, with the suggestion of a current of energy running between the individual flames, was everything I could have hoped for when I chose that piece of wood for the final layer.
As usual, here are some process shots.