09 November, 2006
This conversation sowed the seeds of this collaboration which has, otherwise, largely been conducted by email - between Wales and Bangkok where Ralph lives and works. Normally the artist prints his own work on Japanese paper, with water-based inks and prints by hand with the help of a baren. While I was of course to use the same wood blocks, my paper was to be heavy yet soft printmaking paper from the UK, oil-based inks and my printing press. I was very well aware of the many challenges but the results were very satisfying to both sides and people who have the opportunity of turning over the pages for themselves say that it is a full and beautiful experience.