||Paul Binnie (1967-present)
||"Cloud Shadows, Grand Canyon"
||October 2006, Limited Edition #31/100, pencil-signed.
||First print of new series
"Travels with the Master"
("Meisho to no Tabi")
||Paul Binnie (printing via Yoshida Family Studio)
||Self-carved by Binnie/printed by Numabe Shinkichi (Yoshida Family Studio, Japan)
||18 1/2 x 26 1/2 (very LARGE format), plus margins
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; extensive baren "sujizuri"
(circles) and "gomazuri" (grainy printing) as texture; "mica" highlights; nicely detailed carving.
Printed from 14 blocks in 32 colors. (Extremely difficult to print--requiring nearly
three months to print such a large piece with so many colors.)
||Will be shown in a new book highlighting Paul Binnie's complete works to date--to be
published fall 2007.
||Over 2 years in production, this extremely large print was inspired by Hiroshi Yoshida's
1925 "Grand Canyon" print (Binnie is himself an avid collector of Yoshida's prints).
(Click to COMPARE Binnie's and Yoshida's prints.)
Destined to be a classic.
See our related
Article #23 "The Making of a Print--Paul Binnie's 'Red Fuji'" to
learn about Paul Binnie's works. Also, see John Fiorillo's webpage
on "Paul Binnie" to learn more about this
talented Japanese-trained woodblock artist/printmaker.
Note--Binnie's print (47 x 67cm) is nearly FOUR times larger in size
when directly compared to Yoshida's print (24 x 37cm).