Delicate ukiyo-e woodblock print of a woman, with dripping hair that melts into her dress, holding a pot with a large orchid-like flower growing out from it. She delicately prunes with scissors. Colors are primarily cream, blue, and ochre.
Detail photo of "The Editor," showing the delicate embossed pattern on the paper.
Process photo, showing the artist carving away at a woodblock to reveal the printable image.
Stack of "The Editor" print, being handled delicately for signing.

James Jean - "The Editor (Cutaway)" Ukiyo-e Woodcut Print

Regular price $ 1,600.00

Ukiyo-e woodcut print on washi paper "Hosho-Shi."

Signed and numbered, edition of 100. Comes with certificate of authentication issued by James Jean.

Artwork measures 12.4 x 9.4 inches.

Produced by The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints in Tokyo.

From the artist: The Editor prunes away superfluous parts to leave what is essential. "Cutaway," the subtitle added to this work, shows the commonality between the work and the technique used in woodcut prints of cutting away unneeded parts from the woodblock and leaving only the essential lines.
The Editor prunes the branches emerging from the planter on her lap. The eyes at the ends of the branches are eyes that see the truth -- a reference to a painting of Saint Lucy by Francesco Del Cossa. Within the planter are touchstones that can be used to test for gold. This is a portrait of the Editor who distinguishes what is absolutely essential in order to move closer to the truth.

This piece is a part of the group exhibition Multimatter: An Art Show of Prints and Multiples at GR2 Gallery, running from May 20-24, 2023.
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