Gathering Stones by Micah Schwaberow

Gathering Stones by Micah Schwaberow

Gathering Stones

Micah Schwaberow

Title

Gathering Stones

 
Artist

Micah Schwaberow

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1982  
Technique
color woodcut from 8 blocks and 25 press runs 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 14 13/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right; artist's red seal before signature 
Edition Size
pencil editioned 12/187 (only 85 impressions printed) 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Yamaguchi Kizuki-bosho kozo 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22370 
Price
SOLD
Description

Micah Schwaberow created this early woodcut, a lush and peaceful depiction of agricultural daily life in Japan, when he was studying at Toshi Yoshida's Miasa Bunka Center International Hanga Academy, on the island of Miasa.

Schwaberow commented on this image, "Gathering Stones is printed on the best kozo paper, Yamaguchi Kizuki-bosho (means 100% paper mulberry paper made by Mr. Yamaguchi). Printed in two runs, 1-30 in 1982 in Miasa, a little village in the foothills of the Japanese Alps where Toshi bought the old highschool. 31-85 printed here in 1984. 8 blocks. 25 printing steps first round, 15 steps in subsequent printing here. There are also 10 a/p's. Although numbered as edition of 187 only editioned 85 and will never be printed more."

A note on the numbering: As a student Schwaberow was able to print only about 30 impressions while at the school. It wasn't until he had returned to the states and finished the second part of the edition that he numbered "Gathering Stones".