||Kevin L. Clark
||"Bat and Moon"
Limited Edition #2/40
pencil-signed by artist.
||Clark's "Lizard Prints" Studio. Artist's numbered "Certificate of
||Large 10 3/4 x 16 1/4,
plus wide margins;
(14 1/2 x 20 overall)
||Very Fine. Strong pigments (black into dark blue at bottom); highly visible woodgrain; crisply printed on
tannish hand-made Japanese paper. (No flaws noted.)
||Although not a "Made in Japan" woodblock, see our recent article
titled "Talented Oregon Printmaker -- Kevin Clark" to
learn about this talented artist/printmaker.
||Striking--this print depicts a bat flying in
shilouette beneath a full moon set into a background
of concentrically carved circles--typical of many of Clark's prints which emphasize highly visible natural "woodgrain."
Once full edition of 40 prints completed, Clark "strikes his initials" into the block's face to ensure
NO future printings. Reminiscent of the earlier "shin-hanga" works by artists such as Koson and Sozan,
commissioned and sold EXCLUSIVELY by Ukiyoe-Gallery.)