Suspension (Pond Skaters)

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2020
Japanese watercolour woodblock print on hand-made Washi Paper
400x 400 cm 


Even in the quiet parts of water there is activity. Little insects skim the surface of a pond, literally walking on water. Almost impossible to see it is the trails of their movement that record their presence.

This woodblock print was inspired by time spend in the garden during South Africa's very strict COVID lockdown period. I found myself contemplating little things with my infant son: pond skaters lightly touching the surface and ripples caused by a gentle breeze.

The print is comprised of two blocks with three colour passes. Each print is printed by hand using a baren on imported, hand-made Japanese paper.