I’m talking about cutting a woodblock print.
Years of experiment are delivering some results. Having now an extended degree of control over the kinds of line that I am making, the direction, curvature, thickness, and relation to other lines nearby, a whole lot of visual possibilities raise their head. So I am playing with parallel, and seeing what emerges. The large print below which I have just done is an effort to show the surface of flowing water and it’s probably where I am pushing the parallel idea further than I’ve ever tried before. When I see the way that the surface begins to take on a virtual three dimensionality simply as a by-product of the lines being consistently crowded or spaced I can’t help feeling excited by the power of this technique.
I am still a beginner with lots to learn.