“Greek Pots Visit Edo”


Betty Woodman’s lithograph/woodcut/chine collé, “Greek Pots Visit Edo”, places images of her pots in a Japanese Edo period inspired interior. Woodman blends colors, patterns and forms to create a rich composition that relates to the inventiveness of her three-dimensional ceramic work. Here she plays with the anthropomorphic nature of her vessels as they climb the stairs and pause in the fanciful interior. Woodman effectively juxtaposes the delicacies of lithographic washes with the boldness of the woodblocks. “Greek Pots Visit Edo” has been printed in 15 colors from 3 lithographic plates and 5 woodblocks with gray Yamato chine collé on handmade Amate paper, 47¾ x 23″, in an edition of 30 impressions, plus proofs.