Rowboat Gallery is pleased to represent selected work from printmaker Mary Brodbeck. Brodbeck, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was a recent Artist-in-Resident at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where we learned of her and her beautiful, evocative artistry. Currently on display are five framed pieces, all with an image size of approximately 10" x 14."
Brodbeck practices the traditional mokuhanga style of Japanses woodblock printing, creating multi-colored images using water-based ink and printed with hand tools in relatively limited editions. She credits her background as a designer for her ability to abstract images of landscapes and nature in a cohesive visual language of shapes, colors and textures.
However, an opportunity to study with Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo elevated her technical mastery of carving and printing, as well as her deep appreciation of the ukiyo-e aesthetic tradition wherein quiet scenes of nature take on a meditative, otherwordly aura.
Brodbeck's work is represented in many private and public collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts. Learn more about Mary Brodbeck and Japanese woodblock printing at her website.
ASCEND, woodblock, 14x10," [sold]
FLICKER, woodblock, 14x10, $650
PATINA, woodblock, 10x14," [sold]
HAZE, woodblock, 10x14, [sold]
VEIL, woodblock, 14x10," $650