This design was inspired by the Asian dragon which has a snake's body, rooster claws and stag antlers, and doesn't breathe fire. The dragon holding a golden ball is a common theme in Japan--the gold ball has evolved from a myth about a pearl, but here it represents the sun, which often finds its way into my zodiac prints. This "Dragon" is an edition of 75 prints plus 7 AP's (artist's proofs).
The artist's initials 'BW' are at the bottom of the print in the form of a red snake (the artist was born in the year of the snake).
It is made from 4 blocks: black, red, blue and gold. The ink is sumi (Japanese ink), water based pigment, and gold acrylic.
The print comes mounted in 8 x 10 conservation mat.Paper size: app. 4 x 6 inches
Image size: app. 2 3/8 x 4 3/4 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