This scene was inspired by the ponds in my Kleingarten–which now really are home to goldfish–and by the curious foxes that sometimes visit. I imagined the foxes in winter, watching the goldfish through the ice. Japanese five-color woodcut, printed in an edition of 40 on Japanese Kozushi paper. 30 x 15 cm.
My 2014 fox print was inspired by my dreamy new Kleingarten with its tall grasses and Strandkorb (beach chair). There really is a fox that has been spotted going through the garden at night, and I occasionally find his tracks. I imagine him and his friend having all kinds of adventures there in the winter when nobody’s around. Three-block Japanese woodblock print. Printed in a numbered edition of 50 on Japanese Kozushi paper.
“Diary of a Viktoriapark Fox” is a story without words about the odyssey of a fox in Viktoriapark (Berlin-Kreuzberg) told in a series of six scenes. It’s printed as a leporello – an accordion-fold book that can also be opened to stand upright and viewed as a panorama (90 x 25cm). Japanese woodblock print, series of 10.
The “hidden track” on the back.Work in progress on the first two woodblocks (with two pages each)Printing the foxes on the press with oil pigments, two scenes per block of wood. The background was printed first from one long piece of wood – hand-rubbed with baren using water pigments.
The front and back cover hot off the press…later signed and numbered.
These two foxes were the subject of my Japanese woodblock print / new year’s card last year. They’re all about play. They’re friends and maybe they’re in love (no one is sure). I love Berlin’s foxes and how they have an independent life alongside the human residents of this city. I think they probably play a lot at night when people aren’t looking.
This is what you see on the front of the card (when folded):
Working at the Druckatelier in Berlin (http://www.druckatelier.eu/)
One of two holiday cards in 2011. (Guten Rutsch = Have a good “slide” into the new year). A Japanese woodblock printed in a workshop at Druckatelier Berlin. I love seeing foxes around Berlin, sometimes trotting right down the sidewalk in front of my building, and imagined them playing on a Berlin playground at night. 21 x 21 cm.