A few examples of the prints I’ve pulled…

Zazen (Wave Function)
Zazen (Wave Function)

I have a deep love for the surface of a body of water. Based on some images of Lake Kawaguchiko, this block was a great place of learning for me.


Zazen (Wave Function)
Zazen (Wave Function)

I like the variations one can achieve in printing.


Lake Kawaguchiko Mist
Lake Kawaguchiko Mist

This was a very difficult print to get right and I’m still not satisfied with the final result, but I was trying a gomi effect in the foreground and softer tones in the background. A big learning curve.


Lake Kawaguchiko
Lake Kawaguchiko

This is the first version of this block. The colours are a bit clumbsy and I didn’t get the soft bokashi in the background.


Ofuro
Ofuro

I started to like the silkscreen-like quality of this print and tried to push that.


Ofuro
Ofuro

I like the brush-like marks in this print. It feels quite bold for a Mokuhanga work.


Ofuro progression
Ofuro progression

Tengu!
Tengu!

A bit of fun. Quickly carved and printed experimentally, I literally painted the block as I printed.


Tengu!
Tengu!

A selection of softer hues.


Tsuki Koi
Tsuki Koi

This is my final image and I had much more control over the medium.


Tsuki Koi
Tsuki Koi

Difficult to capture all the subtle tones in a photograph.


Bamboo
Bamboo

My first block