This photo shows the eight carved blocks used for my print "Mountain Valley Road". Each layer of color adds a different dimension to the image. The interaction of paper, wood, and water in moku hanga lends itself to printing by hand. This is what I do with all my prints, using a baren, which is a Japanese rubbing tool designed specifically for woodblock printing.
More photos of this printing process are shown here.
Many of my prints are made using a reduction technique, which involves printing the woodblock in one color, then carving areas of the block away, and printing over top of the first layer in a new color, revealing the carved areas as I go. This continues until I have the final image, often a process of fifteen or more colors and carving stages.
With this reduction technique, my edition size (generally between ten and thirty prints) must be decided in advance, because the block is carved away in the process and the design can not be reprinted.
Hudson River Fellowship, New York, NY. 2009
The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 1998-1999
Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA. BFA, 1996
2013 "LIKE" Group Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
2011 Group Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
2010 Works On Paper Show. 15th Street Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Jennifer Worsley--Rivers and Sunsets. Pickett Fairbanks Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2006 Jennifer Worsley, Pastels and Woodcuts. Pickett Fairbanks Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 River Pastels. Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2003 River Pastels by Jennifer Worsley. Chroma Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR. 2013
Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, Ketchum, ID. 2013