Portfolio > NEW WORK 2021

Hanuman, woodblocks, mokuhanga, devotion, Monkey king,
Mokuhanga woodblocks with sumi and watercolor inks
11x14
2021
$120
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
$75

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.