22 January 2009

Worried About the Kids



Japanese woodblock (moku hanga)
Paper size: 10.25" x 14.5" (26 x 37 cm)
2 shina plywood blocks
6 hand-rubbed impressions plus spray paint
Paper: Nishinouchi
Edition: 12

Here's the final print with the clump of Pilgrims added. Bradford's words once again:

"But that which was more lamentable, and of all sorrows most heavy to be borne, was that many of their children, by these occasions and the great licentiousness of youth in that country, and the manifold temptations of the place, were drawn away by evil examples into extravagant and dangerous courses, getting the reins off their necks and departing from their parents... so that they saw their posterity would be in danger to degenerate and to be corrupted."

I have another setting planned for this little group, on the other side of their voyage. Here's a detail of the group:



Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Love the splatter.

Anita Thomhave Simonsen said...

love this print...love the way it´s so obvious that history is talking......and it make you think...

Leslie Moore said...

Such fine lines on your Pilgrims. I'm envious!

Annie B said...

Tom, the splatter was really fun to do, although it left an uneven and somewhat powdery surface that made the application of the black sumi ink difficult. I would do it again, though :)
Thanks Anita, I'm happy to hear that the historical juxtaposition makes sense.
Leslie, it's all done with magnifying lenses and sharp knives.

Kim Rosen said...

I love this print Annie. Nice use of the spray paint- really makes the pilgrims pop. Great concept!

Annie B said...

Thanks, Kim. How's blogging going? Wait, I'll come over and pay a visit...