Andrew Stone Santa Cruz, California USA
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Santa Cruz, California
Paper Dimension: 7.25” X 11”
Image Dimension: 6.5” X 10”
Block: one cherry block/3 shina plywood blocks-one reduced for two impressions
Ink: Tube Watercolor; Guerra Pigment dispersions; rice paste
Paper: Nishinouchi (McClains)
Edition: 32/10 APs in different color variations
Something infinite and completely irrational. Pi. The small Greek letter “Pi” is used to represent the mathematical constant, ever changing, derived from geometry of the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. This ratio for any circle will always equal: 3.141592653589....and goes on forever without repeating. No pattern, just randomness as you divide it out. Supercomputers are still churning it out and have it figured out to millions of digits.
My kids have memorized it out as far as they can and go around chanting the number sing-song throughout the day. Beats gum-chewing.
Printed Moku Hanga style. I had wanted the numbers to be visible through the ink of the “Pi” and should have printed the numbers block a bit darker or last so it would have at least embossed the damp paper. Lots of overprinting to the “Pi”. At least 4 impressions and it still isn’t rich enough.