Bette Wappner Erlanger Kentucky USA
'Rite of Passage'
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Name: Bette Norcross Wappner
Location: Erlanger, KY USA
Paper size: Chuban 7.5" wide x 10" high.
Image size: 4.5" x 6"
Four Blocks: All-Shina plywood.
Ink: Guerra pigment suspension watercolor based. Moku-Hanga process.
Paper: White Shin-Torinoko.
Printed with a Baren - Murasaki, soft.
40 prints - open edition.
(32 prints for BarenForum Exchange #37A).
On my 50th birthday, I celebrated by rowing across our pond in my new kayak on her maiden voyage. I considered it a Rite of Passage Ceremony, crossing into my Crone years. This print was also created to be in honor and memory of Wanda Robertson, a BarenForum.com Printmaking member, who has passed into a new dimension of her life's journey.
Haiku in the print:
she rows the new kayak
into her crone years
Bette Norcross Wappner (b'oki)