I love Mynah birds and the way they strut all around Hawaii. I combined this mynah with the clouds. I layered the two blocks using bokashi or a gradation of color. I hand carved and hand rubbed this artwork using a baren.
Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. A separate block is hand carved for each color used. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumi and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice.
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Artist: Faith Stone
Size: 14x11 inch
Medium: Mokuhanga woodblocks hand rubbed onto mulberry paper
Titled, numbered and signed by the artist