Monday, October 22, 2007
127 blocks of wood!
Oh how I wish I was in Chicago right now. And that I could actually go through this amazing book. It is on display at the Field museum. Oh how I miss the museums of Chicago, Boston museums are surprisingly disappointing for the most part.
This book illustrating each printed layer for a Japanese woodblock is on display. It is behind glass of course so one cannot see anything but what is on display here. The artist used 127 separate blocks of wood to create this piece! Uhm, I use five or six max!
*originally found by a Baren Printmaking Forum member