monoprint of the traditional japanese talisman,
often seen in the entrance of places of business, shops and restaurants
to beckon customers and good luck. the calligraphy is an 17th century
coin signifying wealth.
first i made a wire form
so you can see the size
after printing it in black ink on the press i colored it in with these acrylic pens.
it was like paint by numbers.
i made another print and am thinking i might
paint it in an untraditional way.