A Prayer for the Brave
Prayer flag image printed on paper
Image size 7"x5"
Paper size 10" x 8"
Open edition, signed by the artist
A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside, and include woodblock-printed text and images. As the images fade from wind and sun, the prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe.
I’ve created a series of images that have been printed on cloth flags. However, recognizing that not everyone has the space to hang strings of prayer flags, I’ve also printed individual prayer flag images on paper. This print is one of them.
It is my hope that wherever this print finds itself in the world, it will bear and spread its good intentions.
The print will be shipped in an archival sleeve with a sturdy backing.
Printmaking is my passion.
I love the challenge of creating an image using linoleum blocks: how to convey shape, volume, texture, and movement using only the binary of black and white.
I also love the physical process of making prints. Carving a block reminds me of the rhythm of walking, and creates a meditative mood. Printing a block by hand includes the excitement of the first reveal -- even if I've been carving a block for weeks, the final print is still a surprise.
I hope you will find my artwork to be challenging, surprising, thought-provoking, and fun.
Thank you for visiting!