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Lynita Shimizu

Lynita Shimizu

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Artist Statement

The division of space and abstract qualities of traditional Japanese woodcuts attract me. When planning my prints, I work to simplify what I’m seeing or feeling. To move from the inspiration of the sketch to the mechanics of the print requires thoughtful organization of color and space. The image is broken apart; different colors are carved from separate blocks of wood. Only after just the right amount of pigment, water, and rice starch have been brushed across the wood, and the layers of color have been pressed into the paper, does the image come together again. Every time the paper is lifted from the final block, it feels like magic. 
Although my subject matter varies, my goal remains to create images with strength, spirit, and clarity. In a world of challenges, the process of creating a woodblock print provides a peaceful and safe haven. I am so grateful to be a woodblock printmaker and hope some of the joy it brings me, touches others.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Brett Anderson
Paul Coldwell
Amy Haney
Endi Poskovic
Meryl Engler
Cheryl Hochberg
Mia O
Cameron Bailey
Julian Davies
Joanna Anos
David Johnson
Jean Gumpper
Aric Russom
Bernhard Cociancig
Brian Kreydatus
Cynthia Back
Ian Huebert
Merlyn Chesterman
Ben Bohnsack
Patrick Casey
Joselyn Andreasen
Mary Claire Becker
Anne Beidler
Ann Bissett
Derek Buckley
Evan Charney
Cathie Crawford
Michael Dal Cerro
Andy Farkas
Henry Gepfer
Susan Howe
Stephanie Hunder
Dariusz Kaca
Adam Larsen
Elizabeth Melnyczuk
Kaoru Morita
Rod Nelson
Adam Pitt
Joanne Price
Emelia Robinson
Roxanne Sexauer
Lynita Shimizu
Robynn Smith
Jeff White
Sara Woodburn
Malgorzata Stanielewicz
Jill Jepsen
6/21/24 to 8/31/24
Print / Paper

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