The Yellow Mountain - Japanese Woodcut Exploration, a limited edition print by artist Kristjana S Williams.
The story behind the artwork:For years Kristjana has collected books on Japanese woodcuts and silk printing. Everything about the method and style appeals to Kristjana. The graceful graphical sensibilities as well as their personal features and moods. In Kristjana's eyes, no one does landscapes better than the old Japanese woodcutters. The intricacy of carving in the old pieces are considered miracles of sculpture.
In 1853 four USA ships steamed into the harbour of Uraga and forced Japan to open up their ancient guarded country to the rigour of international trade with hated foreigners. After various internal struggles the Japanese decided to adopt western technology to compete, so the traditional woodcutting and silk printing got replaced by never western methods.
The Yellow Mountain - Japanese Woodcut Exploration is a series of Kristjana's Japanese landscape studies. To create this stunning piece of art, Kristjana she builds a collage with her reworked Japanese woodcut mountains and traditional victorian engravings.This wall art piece is a part of a trio of prints complementing each other when hung together.
The other two pieces are The Floral Branch Landscape - Japanese Woodcut Exploration & The Red Butterfly Mountain - Japanese Woodcut Exploration
The Yellow Mountain - Japanese Woodcut Exploration
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Paper
Edition Size: 45
Approximate Framed Size - 440mm x 440mm