This is a reproduction print of woodcut print titled “Bear-berry II".
"Leaves turn bright deep red for a short period of time before the frost, and they color treeless tundra hills. Everybody knows blueberries and cranberries, but not so well known are bearberries. Those who have ever walked on red-carpeted fall tundra may know what bearberries look like. If you see the bearberries with the bright red color leaves, you may want to know what those plants are called just because they are so beautiful to ignore." - Yumi Kawaguchi.
For creating the original image, Yumi hand carved and hand printed it as reduction, using one wood block total for 10 colors (9 layers of colors). She placed the lightest color first, then carved the block to the areas where she wanted to print the second color. Yumi repeated this process until the block has only the area for the last color, dark brown and black, so only the area for bears’ guard hairs and bearberries are left on the block.
- 8" x 8"
- Matted print.
- Made in Alaska.