Support: Wove paper
Sheet: 53.9 x 38 cm (21 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.); Image: 40.4 x 28.5 cm (15 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)
Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2000.178
Iris #118 recalls early Japanese folding screens in the way the beautiful flowers are painted on a gold background for a rich, decorative effect. Here, as with screens, squares of gold leaf were applied onto handmade Japanese paper. The artist then screenprinted the floral design and softened the glittering effect of the gold leaf by covering it with a pale wash.
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