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

This original suminagashi print is made with sumi ink on handmade Japanese paper. Titled Tephra, the printed pattern resembles a swirl of geological fragments.

- Measures 12 3/4 x 17 3/4"
- Permanent, acid free monoprint
- Unframed, rolled for shipment

Printed by Natalie in her NY studio in 2016.

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.

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