Moku Hanga

Been devoting a lot of studio time the last few months to Moku Hanga printmaking. Moku Hanga is a Japanese style of woodcut where the block and paper are printed while damp using water-based inks or pigments. It's endlessly fascinating and frustrating all at once because of the variables of humidity in block and paper as well as the ink application which is brushed on instead of rolled. Each print has a unique look due to the many variables.

The first two images I made while taking a workshop at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking with Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Frances. They are 8"x10" on Kozo paper. The coffee cup was made in studio. It's 5.75"x8.25," edition of 25, which sold out. They are available as a digital print, framed or unframed.