• Image of Mounted Suminagashi Print: <i>Tephra</i>
  • Image of Mounted Suminagashi Print: <i>Tephra</i>

This original suminagashi monoprint was created by Natalie in her NY studio in 2016. Titled Tephra, it is marbled with sumi ink on handmade Japanese paper. Mounted on birch board measuring 12 x 12 x 1.75", the artwork is coated with beeswax for light protection from the elements. Signed on the reverse.

- Measures 12 x 12"
- Permanent, acid free monoprint
- Mounted on birch board

Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating sumi ink on the surface of water. The floating ink is manipulated into patterns through the use of natural forces such a wind or vibration, drawing, or the introduction of experimental additives. Each image is the imprint of a precise moment in time when the swirling, morphing pattern is transferred to a sheet of paper. Because of this, as well as the cultural history informing suminagashi, the abstract images have a strong visual connection to natural phenomena.