Relief print with stencil
Platemark: 40.3 x 40.3 cm (15 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward 1985.166
Maki achieves an embossed effect in his prints by creating a sculptural surface on his printing block. He works his designs in wet cement on the cut-out areas of a woodblock and textures the cement before it dries. Dampened paper is pressed deeply into this highly irregular surface during printing, resulting in the raised areas visible in the final print.
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