Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today a Plan

02/10/1011 Metal Rabbit Plan (Amelia as model)

Today's rabbit is, as you can see, a drawing; a stylized Amelia, AKA the Great White Zeppelin, demands her due pet. It is a plan for a print for the Baren Forum Year of the Rabbit Print Exchange. I'll print in my usual Moku Hanga method; carving and printing each color separately by hand; each print will be slightly different because I am human, not machine; but each one individually special, packed with the Qi of the all moments that went into it from the papermakers, to tool makers, to the tree, the pigment and the brushes. Really as the artist, carver and printer I play a small part and feel humbled by that. For some art is self expression, I do not find this to be true for myself. I ask each print from start to finish "what do you want to be? how can I help? what is right for this print".


7 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful stylised Amelia!

NanU said...

Oohh, that's going to be gorgeous.

Michelle May said...

It's fabulous D!

Ellen Shipley said...

I love the graphical look of Amelia. Should be a great print.

Clovie Boy said...

Nice design! Can't wait to see it. Interesting how you let the print "speak" to you.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Did you get the "asking" part from having rabbits? (As opposed to telling?)

That is going to be a classic there!

Karen M said...

This is going to be beautiful. But of course it would be, with Amelia in it.