Refuge, reduction mokuhanga, 12 x 12

My exploration of the traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique began in 2012. Working off the press with water based inks allows a different fluidity in the prints. There is a meditative quality to the process. Having formerly studied textile printing in Japan, this practice on paper brings me the sense of completing a circle. What interests me is the energy and pathos I feel in nature and how to distill that feeling with color, composition, and layering.