Handmade Limited Edition Fine Art Print
MIND MAP III - HANDMADE ORIGINAL PRINT
The Mind Map series was inspired by my years of traveling between Singapore and Japan. The watery landscape seen from above reminds me of my personal connection to the region. With three generations of my family in Singapore having worked in the maritime industry, to me the sea is symbol of history and life.
My great-grandfather was one of three generations of my family in Singapore who worked in the maritime industry. My father was in a merchant navy and my grandfather was a clerk in a goods warehouse near the Singapore river. The family connection to Singapore began when my great-great grandfather, Lim Hong Eok, (born in 1855) came out from southern China with his two sons. Their journey to Singapore must have been been full of great excitement and a burning desire to establish themselves.
This print was created using the Japanese woodblock printing technique. After multiple wooden blocks were designed and carved, I used watercolour pigments, handmade brushes and a bamboo baren to print on specialist Japanese washi paper.
Artist Signed Handmade Print - Unframed: 21 x 29.7cm (8¼ x 11¾ inch)
Edition: 30 limited variable edition prints unframed
Handmade Originality: Each print is a handcrafted item and any slight difference between individual prints in an edition are normal. All prints are photographed under natural light or expertly scanned but may appear slightly different depending on your monitor or the lighting conditions in your home.
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japanese woodblock printing - the second block
See how I print the second of four hand-carved blocks behind the Mind Map print series. Japanese woodblock is the same printmaking method used to create the 'ukiyoe' genre of prints popular overseas with artists like Van Gogh!
Image creation, image transfer, carving the block, printing and editioning all go into creating an original handmade print.