Mokuhanga is a Japanese technique that uses water-based materials instead of oil-based like many western styles of printmaking. This piece uses four separate blocks to create the background, the body of the waxwing, the berries and branches, and the outline. I carved it in the traditional Mokuhanga method using a knife and chisel and each layer was printed with the kento method.
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Norea Menold, “Cedar Waxwing,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2023, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8976.