Walls of paintings, drawings and woodcuts by artist Miida Seiichiro who will be coming to the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design as a Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist from September 18 through 21.
Fang Limin “Hangzhou Tourists” water-based woodblock print hand-printed on Chinese paper
While attending the Impact 2015 Conference in Hangzhou in September, I had a great honor to visit a long-time artist friend and a fabulous printmaker Fang Limin who showed me his studio and this great woodcut called “Hangzhou Tourists”. The print was made on a large sheet of Chinese paper utilizing a set of blocks which were printed repeatedly allover the sheet. Amazing image, which I have presented here as a full sheet and with several details. -Endi
Riley says about his work: “a boy is introduced to the art of wood cut printmaking. His natural instincts, a life of rigorous labor, inform his technique. As a young boy he would wander the fields with his father. Watching the swing of the axe, the destruction of nature, and a fall to an incredible demise. They would venture home and the boy would practice on a small stump his father gave him. He would spend hours swinging his hatchet into the grain. These experiences inform his work, inform his way of communicating through the formal elements of woodcut printmaking. His narrative becomes intriguing yet mysterious in how it parallels the historically rich and dynamic narrative that printmaking.”
Witt Visiting Artist Teresa Cole came to Stamps print studio to produce a fantastic set of screen-created, carborundum-dust intaglio printed collagraphs, three separate plates made and printed in collaborations with my students. What a fantastic print demo Teresa! -Endi
Giant woodcuts in this fabulous print installation by Sarah Brennan, a senior thesis presentation at Slusser Gallery, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 19, 2014.