Poetry, lithographs and white-line relief prints by Kathy Walden Kaplan
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Singing, Red Bird in the Pink
Lithograph, hand-colored with Prismacolor, 5 x 5"
Singing, red bird in the pink.
My prints that have poems embedded in them are based on Japanese surimono, a collaborative woodcut style practiced in Japan 1790 through 1830. Poets would commission woodcut artists to create images to go with their poems. The prints were sent out as announcements and as invitations to poetry readings. They were usually printed in very small editions.