May 8, 2014




Haku Maki

(Japanese, 1924–2000)

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.

See also
PR - Embossing
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