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What a wonderful range of work! I'm very smitten with your game box. Congrats on the show, William.
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Just delivered four pieces of art for my first group show of 2012, the Prominent Printmakers exhibition at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, N.H. The show will include the work of 13 artists, many from here in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. For me, this show will be the first time I show work from my new money-related series "Loaded".

Printmaking: Prominent Printmakers
26 January - 23 February, 2012

French Building Gallery
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street, Manchester

1 February, 2012:
Opening Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Gallery Talk by Liz Chalfin: 6:30 pm

Local New England folks, I hope you can make it!
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New blog post about my trip to NY yesterday for the Print Fairs, with lots of photos of woodcuts.
NY Print Fair 2011. I always love going to New York during Print Week, and I was happy to make it again this year. Here is just a taste of what I saw yesterday on my whirlwind tour. Most of the photos...
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wow....lots to look at. Thanks for posting.
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A print raffle that benefits the scholarship fund at the local printmaking studio where I teach woodblock. You can purchase tickets by phone or email if you're from out of town. Prints by me, Barry Moser, and 10 other artists. Tickets are (U.S.) $10 each or 3 for $25.
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Just completed "Smoke," a new woodblock print in a series about money. The series, "Loaded," is based on designs found on the back side of a U.S. dollar bill.
Smoke. SmokeFinal SMOKE Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) Image size: 35" x 21" (89 x 53 cm) Paper size: 38.5" x 25" (98 x 63.5 cm) 2 shina plywood blocks, 1 birch block 10 ha...
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Thank you Shane.
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"The Global Perspective" at Worcester State Gallery (Massachusetts). Opening reception next Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-8. See you there?
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I did an artist's book "The Migrants" - not so much about the wall specifically but about the experience of going north, leaving loved ones behind, the hazards, and a list of a few who died giving cause of death with a map showing locations where bodies were found. Later I'll post some photos of that book.
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Searching for a way to make an emotional connection to some text-based work I'm doing about money, I hit upon the idea of using my deceased father's handwriting. (Blog post)
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For my Year of the Dragon nengajou postcard I decided that rather than picturing the dragon I’d focus on the knight/warrior who faces the dragon, not knowing if it’s friend or foe, not knowing what will be demanded in the encounter. You may recognize the “fire” that tickles the knight’s face — it’s from the print I made earlier this year called Great Wave. The curlicue design is from the back of a US $1 bill.

I wish us all courage, wisdom and joy as we face this new year. Let us find strength and comfort in one another and let us learn, finally, that we’re in this together.
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It's raining. I've been afraid of rain ever since Hurricane Irene came here and we watched 3 inches of water fill our basement in 10 minutes. The water came up out of the ground. Now I can never forget that there's an ocean under my house.
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It's a bummer isn't it? I'm hoping I can recover my love of rain!
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I have to confess that I'm totally overwhelmed by Google+. I can't follow everybody who's in my stream; it would be like a full time job. And so I remain basically inactive except when someone addresses me directly. Any tips on navigating this monster??
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I still think that people will take the hint after a while and remember to check the appropriate circle (most of the time) before posting...but as with email, Facebook et al it will take a while for them to get the hang of it.
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Added four layers of brown to my “Smoke” print. One more layer to go.
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Thanks Krissi and David. +David Harrison Lots of water softens the edges.
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GOD
Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga)
Image size: 21" x 35" (53 x 89 cm)
Paper size: 25" x 38.5" (63.5 x 98 cm)
1 shina plywood block
13 hand-rubbed color layers
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 10

Based on a much enlarged section of the back of a one dollar bill.

More info on my blog (http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com/2011/09/god.html ).
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Fantastic, the source of inspiration makes it all the more powerful. Thanks for the post.
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An artist printmaker living in Western Massachusetts
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I make woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese method, called moku hanga or ukiyo-e. In this technique,  a wooden block is carved for each color and then the blocks are printed successively with water-based pigments using a hand-held burnishing tool called a baren. I recently completed a series called "We Are Pilgrims" about the early settlers of New England, and I'm currently working on a group of prints about money as well as an ongoing series about international borders. You can see completed work on my portfolio web site, or follow along with work in progress on my blog.

I teach moku hanga at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in western Massachusetts.
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