Paper Connection had the privilege of assisting in with the paper for a very special exhibit honoring the life and artwork of    Yana Filkovsky-Saito.  Her surviving husband Zen Saito,  organized and curated this special showing of Yana’s photomontage images; she called “vertipology”, plus some color drawings.  The exhibit was called Half-Life-Time-Capsules and was displayed at Gallery Sitka from…

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What is “mokuhanga“? The Japanese woodblock print or mokuhanga, is a precise, multi-step printmaking technique, using water-based pigments applied with brushes, not rollers.  The latter may give you some of idea of how mokuhanga differs from the western woodcut print.  The paper (usually washi) is moistened, laid on block and a baren is used to rub…

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