Flowering Wisteria, after Koson Woodblock Print
Designed by Ohara Koson, carved and printed by Claire Cameron-Smith
Made in Kirkcudbright
This is an original hand-pulled print from an open edition based on a design by Ohara Koson.
Mounted, ready to frame at 33.5cm x 47cm, 13″ x 18.5″ (approx.)
Pure pigments plus rice paste on Japanese Kanoko paper.
Made using Japanese tools, techniques and materials, the paper has been printed on many times from seven hand carved blocks to build up the layers and achieve the variety and depth of colour in the final image.
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Japanese woodblock techniques were the starting point of my printmaking career, and continue to be the foundation on which my practice is built. Japanese tools (knives, chisels, presses) are the vital common denominator in my various printmaking methods, and from woodblock to vinylcut, it’s these tools that I use consistently, whilst the carving medium, ink type, inking method, and papers may vary with each print project.
The work of Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877 – 1945) is a main source of inspiration for me. Many of Koson’s designs are in the kacho-e genre, depicting flora and fauna. I find his style appealing in its simplicity, and my own approach to print design is strongly influenced by it, with a need to encapsulate both minimalism and realism in the prints I create.
I utilise the medium of print not just as a means of mechanical reproduction, but to create a succession of handcrafted, original works of art which exhibit a depth of colour and surface texture that are unique to hand-pulled prints.View other products by Claire Cameron-Smith Prints