It’s been a crazy month for me: Spring Break (which was nice), I blew out my shoulder by printing too much (I didn’t know I had rhomboid muscles… and they HURT!), and had an unrelated surgery.
But enough of that. Before I mustered the courage to make woodblock prints (circa 1993), I used to collect them instead. It’s great to see these online or in a reference book, but looking at the real thing has taught me a lot about color and printing techniques. As most of you know, woodblock prints are even more beautiful in your hand, lighting, details really come alive.
I believe these are first edition prints ranging from 1836 to 2003 and cover ukiyo-e > shin hanga > sosaku hanga> the present day.
I hope the next entry will have a bit more content, until then, I hope you enjoy the selection!