Paul Binnie Lightning

Paul Binnie “Lightning” artwork
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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Medium
Reduction woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
66 × 32 cm
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Edition size
40
Artist's proofs
1 known
Carver
Paul Binnie
Printer
Paul Binnie
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Catalogue number
121 (L197)
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