Original handprinted woodcut on fine Japanese paper
Image size 22.5 x 30.5 cm (approx 9" x 12") Paper size 30.5 x 38.5 cm
Limited edition of 30
This lush ivy grows on the wall of my home and this limited edition print captures the contrast between the bright sunlit leaves on the outside and the dark interior.
The relief print is created from two hand carved wooden blocks which are then inked up before I transfer the image onto fine paper by hand burnishing using a traditional bamboo baren. This technique allows the printmaker to vary the pressure creating subtle differences in the density of colour. 'Bronze Ivy' is made using two mixes of slightly metallic bronze ink with black. There is also a silver version available.
The paper used is delicate translucent Tosa Shi paper (54gsm) and the print is made on the textured side of the paper to create a softer image.
The print number, title, artist's signature and date are written under the image in pencil.
Your print will be sent to you carefully rolled in tissue paper inside a sturdy postal tube. Please note that due to the hand made process your print may differ slightly from the one shown.