This image depicts 16 rats positioned around a red circle. It looks like a flower but was originally designed to represent the Japanese red sun, with rats in place of the sun's rays. The top layer of rats is embossed. The red snake at the bottom is formed from the artists initials BW, as she was born in the year of the snake.
Rats 2 is a similar, but simpler, design.
The embossing is done with an embossing tool after the print has been printed and dried.
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 sumi ink and water based pigment brushed on to three hand carved blocks (black, red, red initial).
The print comes mounted in 8 x 10 conservation mat.Paper size: app. app. 4 x 6 inches
Image size: app. app. 1 1/2 x 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