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On this page Paul Binnie, woodblock printmaker in Japanese style from London, announces one of his latest designs titled 'Morning Tears' (Japanese: Asa ni Namida). This page was extracted from his announcment of two new woodblock prints from May 2009. The second design is presented on a separate page.
First Publication: May 2009
Updated by Dieter Wanczura in May 2013
'Asa ni Namida' (Morning Tears) is the fourth and newest design in my Azuma Nishiki Bijin Awase series (A Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties), and is made in the same format as the previous prints of this set, with image size 38 x 27 cm on paper of 45 x 31cm (17 x X 12 inches). I have decided to make something a little more psychological this time and many people have asked me why the girl is crying, and perhaps some suggestion may be found in her disarranged kimono and hairstyle and the cold feeling of 'morning-after' in the blue-silver mica background."
"In this print I decided to try a slightly unusual printing technique for the shibori (tie-dyed) pattern on the red kimono; the plain paper was first deeply embossed with the small circular pattern in white and then red was gently printed over the surface from a flat block, not penetrating into the depths of the embossing because of the minimal pressure, which gives quite a realistic feel to the dyed silk. In addition, I have added hand-applied 'teardrops' of nikawa (glue-size) in the mica to represent her fallen tears, which are unique to each piece and can only be clearly seen on handling the print."
Paul Binnie in May 2009
In this vdeo Paul Binnie introduces himself and explains his woodblock prints. The video was shot in New York. Thanks to the Japanese Society of New York for sharing this with us.
233 sold object(s) by Paul Binnie born 1967 in our Art Archive
Edited by Dieter Wanczura
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