I began making woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method in 1993. Hanga is color woodblock printing with multiple blocks (one for each color) using water. This is the technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin hanga prints of Japan.
My imagery is mostly from New England: Vermont, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. My pursuit is motivated by a desire to develop better visual understanding and deepen a sense of how art can change the way we see our world.
Highest quality artist pigments, rice paste, and acid-free cotton rag paper are my printing materials.
Brushes and a hand-held baren are my printing tools.
Here I am using my baren.
Each print is hand-rubbed, often from 10 or more separate carved blocks.