Portfolio > NEW WORK 2021

Healing Nagas
Moku hanga wood block on mulberry paper
14x11
2021
Ganapati
Moku hanga wood block on mulberry paper
11x14
2021
Aloha Medicine Buddha, Healing Buddha, mental health Buddha, emotional health Buddha, physical health Buddha
Mokuhanga woodblocks with sumi and watercolor inks
14x11
2021
$75
1st Ganesha, 6 woodblocks mokuhanga, Ganesha woodblocks, Ganesha Mokuhanga
Mokuhanga Woodblocks and inks on mulberry paper
11x14
2021
$150
Durga, protector goddess, Durga Devi, Durga woodblock, mokuhanga woodblock
Mokuhanga Woodblocks and inks on mulberry paper
11x14
2021
$150
am and Hanuman with Jambhavan - hand painted, Ram Hanuman, Jambhavan, Everyday Gods, BLM, African American Ram, American Buddhist Art, Ram
Mokuhanga Woodblocks and inks on mulberry paper
16x20
January 2021
$300
Mynah and Ulu,  Mokuhanga woodblocks, Hawaiian breadfruit, Mynah woodblock
Mokuhanga Woodblocks and inks on mulberry paper
11x14
2021
$75
Mynah bird, cloud block, mokuhanga woodblock, Mynah bird woodblock, mokuhanga
Mokuhanga Woodblocks and inks on mulberry paper
11x14
2021
$120

This year I plan to focus on Mokuhanga woodblocks in preparation for The 2012 International Mokuhanga Conference in Nara, Japan. I will be speaking on Buddha Woodblocks historically and in contemporary work. My goal is to revive the carving and printing of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It is a dying art and currently is mostly practiced in the form of prayer flags.

Mokuhanga is an old-school, labor-intensive and low-tech Printmaking practice.We hand carve the woodblocks, usually a different block for each color. Next the woodblock is hand rubbed onto mulberry paper using a bamboo baren. The inks used are watercolor inks and sumi making this a non toxic practice. The technique does not require expensive printing presses and toxic oil based inks.