Scott Robertson - Cleveland, Ohio USA
Off the Hook
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Off The Hook
Name: Scott Robertson
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Paper Dimension: 7.5\" by 10\"
Image Dimension: 5.5\" by 7.25\"
Block: Baltic Birch Ply and Solid Pine
Pigment or Ink: Transparent Watercolors
Paper: Iyo Glazed (ph neutral sulphite bases)
Comments: This is my first attempt at multicolor Japanese-style
printing. I'm from a litho background so I find the process
yet very different. I've printed woodblock western style for
just felt it was time to try something different. I genuinely
feel that this
process has somehow called to me. And look forward to many more
experiments with Japanese- style printmaking.
Process: I used a piece of Baltic Birch for the keyblock and seven
pine blocks made from solid pine scraps from my woodshop.
Content: I tried to develop an image that would challenge me to
few different techniques within the same print. For the floor I
mokume-zure or wood grain printing, and under the arch I tried a
two layered fuki-bokashi or color gradation. The striped
background was at first meant to be a solid color but i soon
realized that would never happen with the substandard brushes I
was using so it ended up being an intentional accident.