I am a printmaker at heart, and for as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by image reproduction. In recent years I have dug into several contemporary printing techniques, with more or less satisfaction, and the decision was made to turn my attention to older methods and return to the sources.
I discovered xylography, a technique of wood carving to create an imprint which can be reproduced unlimitedly by printing on paper.
In Japan this traditional printing technique using water-soluble pigments is called Mokuhanga. A wooden block is carved for each color separately, then used successively for printing and creating the final imprint. In Japanese the word 木 版画 means 木 wood, 版 block and 画 image.