Little Waves 2020
Little Waves 2020

etching, monotype on kozo handmade paper and kozo bark fiber, thread 8" x 29.5" Photo by Will Slabaugh

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Little Waves Moonlight 2020
Little Waves Moonlight 2020

etching and monotype on kozo handmade paper and kozo bark fiber, thread Private Collection Photo by Will Slabaugh

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Little Wave Sazanami 2015
Little Wave Sazanami 2015

monotype on kozo handmade paper, thread 13.5" x 61" Private Collection

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Little Waves 2020
Little Waves 2020

etching, monotype on kozo handmade paper and kozo bark fiber, thread 8" x 29.5" Photo by Will Slabaugh

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Little Waves

Little Waves suggests landscapes with water and the sky.  They are etching and monotype or indigo dye on my own handmade mulberry paper and kozo fiber lace.  The etching's hatched lines show my interest in mark making.  These prints on handmade paper are translucent and sometimes are reversed in my collage.Each panel is printed separately and sewn together by hand.  As a child, I watched my grandmother sewing for my family.  I remember her kaeshi-nui (backstitch) to make the stitching strong.  The kozo fiber with print on the surface is also stitched onto the paper.