Mokuhanga

Mokuhanga is the Japanese term for woodblock print. "Moku" translates to wood and "hanga" means print. Woodblock printing was brought to Japan in the 8th century by Buddhists from China. With this non-toxic way of printmaking, Sarah applies water-based pigments to her shina wood carved images with manga bake, stiff hog hair brushes. Prints are then hand pulled with the use of a baren, a circular disk that applies even pressure as it distributes the ink on the paper. By layering different carved blocks, multi-colored prints can be achieved. Images are all printed on Japanese washi paper.

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