The Process

The printmaking process occurs in several steps.

First, wood grain patterns of interest are identified on boards of Australian Cypress, a unique character-filled softwood.

Wood blocks containing these patterns are then cut from the boards and lightly sanded to prepare them for printing.

Finally, several patterns are multiply printed in different registrations on paper made from the fibrous Kozo (Mulberry) plant strong enough to withstand several layers of oil ink yet sufficiently transparent to reveal the subtleties and overlays of the various selected wood grains.

The results of this process are displayed below. Click the image to see a larger representation.