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Poem 72-80
Date: 1972
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (16.8 x 11.7 cm) sheet: 8 x 5 3/4 in. (20.3 x 14.6 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: embossed woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Charles L. Stroh
Label Text: The main image in Maki’s prints is usually a true or modified kanji (a Japanese character derived from Chinese). The character in this print is a highly expressive, cursive form of the word "pond." It is both inked and embossed on a double thickness of paper. Maki carved the character into a wood block enhanced with dried, carved cement to maximize the depth of the relief. He began the Poem series in 1967. His consistent titling system identifies this work as the 80th print made in the year 1972.
Object Number: 2014.15
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