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Mynah with Ulu
Mokuhanga woodblocks on Japanese paper
12x12 inches

I love Mynah birds and the way they strut all around Hawaii. I carved 3 blocks combining this mynah with ulu (Hawaiian Breadfruit). I layered the 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 sumie and watercolor inks. Moku hanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice.

Artist: Faith Stone
Title: Flying Mynah with Ulu
Size: 12x12 inch
Medium: Mokuhanga woodblocks hand rubbed onto mulberry paper