"Moonlit Sierra Pines" (2018)

"Moonlit Sierra Pines” is a 6 block multi-color woocut print completed in late 2018. The sketch was made by the shore of Upper Rae Lake in Sequoia Nat’l Park. Killion initially carved 5 blocks with Japanese-style  kento  registration notches for printing with traditional Japanese  moku hanga  hanprinting techniques. He studied this process, using these blocks, in Kyoto in October 2018, and produced a small set of  moku hanga  prints of the image. When he returned to California, Killion carved a 6th (tint) block and printed an edition of 160 prints using his usual oil-based inks and hand-cranked proof press.Some of the steps in this learning experience are shown on the right.

"Moonlit Sierra Pines” is a 6 block multi-color woocut print completed in late 2018. The sketch was made by the shore of Upper Rae Lake in Sequoia Nat’l Park. Killion initially carved 5 blocks with Japanese-style kento registration notches for printing with traditional Japanese moku hanga hanprinting techniques. He studied this process, using these blocks, in Kyoto in October 2018, and produced a small set of moku hanga prints of the image. When he returned to California, Killion carved a 6th (tint) block and printed an edition of 160 prints using his usual oil-based inks and hand-cranked proof press.Some of the steps in this learning experience are shown on the right.