Mokuhanga is a term that explains a form of relief printing. It has its roots in traditional Japanese Woodblock printing. I have been dabbling with the notion of harnessing the power of this time-honored medium to build up color fields within my intaglio work. This weekend I will be taking a workshop with Contemporary Japan-trained woodblock print artist Paul Binnie.
This Thursday he will present an illustrated talk about the historical and technical aspects of woodblock printmaking in Japan from the 7th century to the present day. He will discuss Ukiyo-e (Floating World Pictures) of the 17th to 19th centuries, then 20th century developments, as well as also giving a live demonstration of Japanese printing methods.