Nina Wishnok

Nina Wishnok

Natick, MA
Close Up, Reach Out, Monoprint (Drypoint + Woodblock + Chine Colle)
16.5 x 16

“Close Up, Reach Out” is a monoprint (with drypoint, woodblock, chine collé) was made in 2005.

Ingredients:
– 7.75” x 7.5” plexiglass plate
– carved woodblocks (3 separate blocks)
– rice paper, Rives BFK
– ink
Started with ghost-print of large woodblock on rice paper; then printed onto this sheet several more times, using multiple woodblocks to layer images. Placement of paper on woodblock for each pass through the press was largely random. Incised plexi plate with dental tool and sandpaper, and laid over woodblock-printed sheet to determine placement/cropping. Printed sheet was torn down to size of plexi plate and back was coated lightly with glue.
Plexi plate was inked and wiped, then placed face-up on press bed. 7.75” x 7.5” woodblock print was placed face-down onto plate, dampened sheet of Rives BFK was placed over both, and all was run through the press with felt blankets.