Paul Binnie
Lightning

Paul Binnie “Lightning” 2010 main image
Submited to the CWAJ exhibition in Tokyo, one of the best international forums in Japan for new prints. Inazuma means Lightning, but is a literary term that brings ideas of fertilising the fields derived from ancient poetry. I have chosen a large size for this design – 66 x 32cm, or around 26 x 13 inches – to give the feeling of the verticality of the bolt of lightning as it crackles between dark clouds and rain to earth. This print is in a small edition of only 40, but still employs 14 different printings, including three printings of solid black overlaid to achieve a deep, opaque darkness in the heaviest clouds.
Paul Binnie
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
Lightning
Japanese title
Inazuma 稲妻
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Date
Medium
Reduction woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
66 × 32 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
Edition size
40
Artist's proofs
≈ 1
Carver
Paul Binnie
Printer
Paul Binnie
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Catalogue number
121 (L197)
Supplementary images
Ink sketch thumbnail Ink sketch
Watercolour thumbnail Watercolour