Baren Digest

[Baren] - the International Forum for Woodblock Printmaking

Volume: 25 / Number: 2443

Monday, 17 of November, 2003

Today's postings:

  1. [Baren 23365] Re: Print Australia Archives (Jan Telfer)
  2. [Baren 23366] unususal hanga workshop (Barbara Mason)

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Message 1
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 23:54:24 +0800
Subject: [Baren 23365] Re: Print Australia Archives
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> From: GWohlken
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 12:53:59 -0500
> Subject: [Baren 23362] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) for Saturday, 15 of
> November, 2003
> Thank you to Josephine and Jan for the post regarding the Print
> Australia Archive at the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery in NSW,
> Australia, and the opportunity for those who have been involved in
> PA exchanges to have our work there. This is great news! Also, very
> nice work on the PA website, and thanks for the update.
Thank you Gayle for your kind words. As you know it is important to
have our Exchange Prints stored correctly and be able to be viewed by
the Art Public and this is a great opportunity that Josephine was able
to set up with Wagga Regional Art Gallery in NSW.

Wagga is a Regional Town approximately 400 kilometres south south west
of Sydney.

Many Baren members are also included in these Exchanges.

Thank you Gayle and also to Julio.


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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 20:13:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 23366] unususal hanga workshop
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Hi All,
I just participated in a three day workshop with moku hanga printmaker Walt Pagett from Rogue College in Grants Pass, OR. He came up to Portland to do the workshop which was organized by Print Arts NW and McClains Printmaking supply. It was unusual as we cut out shapes from all types of wood and assembled them on a board and then with two or three other people, collaboratively printed our assembled blocks on one piece of paper. We took lots of pictures so as soon as I get them I will put a few in show and tell. The works were large, 16x20 print image. It is probably the largest moku hanga print I have ever done and I was really glad it was winter here so it was cold and rainy...made quite a difference in our ability to keep such a large block wet. We had a terrific time and I was sure glad I had all the stuff to print with as several in the class were beginners. Sharri and Kent were there also, it was sure fun.

We also watched Walt do a demo on traditional blocks. Walt has studied in Japan a bit but is largely self taught. He does things a little differently than I have seen done but his work is stunning. He bicycled down the Tokaido in 1984 as I mentioned in an earlier post and we sure enjoyed his stories about his trip. We are talking about getting a trip go see Dave and others...maybe in a couple of years. I think this could take a real lot of planning....and money.

I had never worked collaboratively like this before and it was really a good time. One thing Walt does that I thought interesting is he prints many of his blocks with the kento at the top so he is looking at the block upside down. This allows more deckel edge of the paper at the bottom of the print. I thought this was a very good idea if it does not bother you to see the image upside down.

April, We tried all weekend to remember the name of the place in NYC that has the pigment in suspension and neither Sharri, Kent or Myself could tell me again.

I had a bit of pigment left from our trip to Canada and gave it to Walt, so he may be letting you know how he likes it. He has been using watercolors and mixing the colors on the block so think he will find it very superior. He does beautiful work, but I think mixing colors on the block could be pretty more thing to have to think about for us beginners.

Best to all,

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