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Doma
Date: n.d.
Culture: American
Dimensions: image: 16 in. x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 cm) sheet: 17 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (44.1 x 34 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: hand rubbed woodblock
Credit Line: Gift of Paul G. Smithson
Label Text: "In this impeccably crafted woodcut, Paden hints at the fact that a print can be made without using ink. Notice the 3 x 6 grid in the center of the composition that represents a wall panel. It is an example of inkless embossing created simply from the great weight of the woodblock pressed into the softness of this beautiful paper. Paden was a master of classic Japanese printmaking methods. He lived and studied in Kyoto from 1963 to 1968 where he exhibited and was a member of the Japan Print Association before returning to North America to teach and to work (written by Nancy Sojka for Passion on Paper: Masterly Prints from the KIA Collection)."
Object Number: 2015.36
Currently not on view