Spirit of the Forest - handmade linocut print
In the woods, we often meet Jizô, a small stone figure hidden behind the trees.
Sometimes alone, sometimes in a group. Occassionally naked, often wearing decorated fabrics.
The villagers take care of him: Jizô is the guardian of children.
Original hand-printed linocut. 7 colors layers printed on a beautiful and thin Japanese paper. This print was made using a baren – a traditional Japanese tool – and 5 hand-carved linoleum plates.
Every print is unique, with its own subtle variations.