Registration set up for printing an edge to edge stone run on a hand press.
Rapidly becoming my favorite technique now that I’m solid in handling my stops on the leading and trailing edges, you get that awesome tension of setting it half off - half on the stone edge, lowering the scraper bar slowly while beginning to move the bed forward, then releasing right at the exact moment.
This is one of 46 blocks used to create Helen Frankenthaler’s mokuhanga print Madame Butterfly. It looks like all 46 blocks can be found at the National Gallery of Australia.
I wish that my woodblocks looked like Helen Frankenthaler’s.
(block from Frankenthaler’s Madame Butterfly)
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