Dragonflies is an edition of 60 prints plus 6 AP's (artist proofs).
In Asia, red dragonflies symbolize good luck and wealth. This design was inspired by a friend giving birth to twins in the year of the dragon.
It is a 2 block reduction print, blue block and red block. The blue block was printed with yellow, then with blue, then it was carved down to leave just the dragonfly legs. The red block first included all pink and red. It was printed in pink, then the lightest pink was carved away and it was printed in a darker pink, then carved away until finally just the strong red remained on the block.
It is made from water based pigment brushed on to two hand carved blocks.
The print comes mounted in 8 x 10 conservation mat.
Paper size: app. 4 x 6 inches
Image size: app. 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Paper: Japanese handmade Kozo (mulberry bark)
Mat: Bainbridge Alphamat 8462 Wheat 8 x 10"
Packaged flat, hard backed, acid free crystal bag
Technique and zodiac animal descriptions included in package