Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
Spring 2005, vol 3 no 1
Woodblock Prints Gallery
Woodblock print by Carole Baker
(verse from Mountain-Home Modern Waka)
Originally from Florida, Carole Baker moved to Alaska in 1969 and worked for the Public Health Service as a medical technologist before moving to the small community of Gustavus in 1974 with her commercial fisherman husband and young son.
In 1995, Carole learned the Japanese method of printing from Canadian printmaker Noburo Sawai. Watercolor pigments with no noxious chemicals makes it suitable for working inside during the winter months. In 2001, she joined the Baren online group of woodblock printmakers where she continues to learn and make prints for Baren exchanges.
Carole strives to obtain the compositional qualities of traditional Japanese prints. She has found direction in the principle of Notan as taught by Arthur Wesley Dow and studies the Japanese masters: Hokusai, Hiroshige, and others, as well as the prints of Walter Phillips.
She still finds most of
her inspiration for subject matter in her immediate surroundings through
hiking, camping, and kayaking. In addition to woodblock
also continues to paint with
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