WOODBLOCKS/ WOODCUTS/ WOOD ENGRAVINGS
Printing with wood is a relief process where the image is carved into wood, applied with pigment, and printed to transfer the pigment from the wood to the paper. All of these prints were printed by hand with a barren. Moku Hanga is the Japanese process of printing using brushes to apply water based ink the the wood (plates). Western woodcuts traditionally use oil based inks. Both water based and oil based were used to create these prints. Cherry, birch, and shina are primarily used for wood. Kitikata, okawara, and shikoku are primarily used for paper. Water colors, sumi, and etching oil based inks are primarily used as pigment.