Monday, April 4, 2011

Morning Harmony


This is my longest and narrowest completed piece yet, 13 by 24 inches. It's an embrace of the perpetual song, the orchestra of motion, we touch and feel every day.
One of my favorite woodcut artists is Munakata Shiko. His large pieces with beautiful titles (like "In Praise of Flower Hunting" and "Cherry Blossoms in Mist") are bold and unfathomly gentle black and white prints, reaching deep into the spirit. From Munakata directly, "The life of a woodblock print, in which I have placed my far-reaching spiritual belief, does not come from the life of the board itself; it is the mystery created through a single point and a single line."
Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

11 comments:

C Tanner Jensen said...

Beautiful work.Thank you for sharing it.

Linda Hensley said...

Nice!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love the energy & flow you get in your work. This must have taken you ages!

art is jokken said...

great work. Is it woodcut or linocut?

Priscilla said...

I love it! very strong, very graphic, yet with a beautiful flow to it.

Ana said...

Great black and white ♥

INDIGENE said...

Oh, I love black and white!

Valerie Lorimer said...

I adore black and white - and you've created such movement in this piece. It's wonderful!

DreamsofDiamonds said...

Love the contrast!

Eliza said...

This is a really beautiful piece!

pretty day said...

Nicola, I love the expression on her face. This piece is so joyful. (I also LOVE Munakata Shiko- he is a true master. So expressive. I went to one of his shows in New York and it was amazing!)-vivian