Andy Farkas is a beloved printmaker practicing the ancient art of moku hanga (woodblock print), originating in Japan. The images carved into Farkas' wood blocks are most often animals, embedded with charm and grace, featured in the vast wilderness. Quietly added to his depictions are typographical passages -- lessons, reminders, or uplifting sentiments -- which complete the narrative of the scene.  

 

"I love the marriage of wood and image, which, when properly balanced, are ever-receiving and ever-expanding, making active participants of those involved in their hearing, seeing, reading or re-telling."  -  Andy Farkas 

 

Andy works from his studio in Asheville, NC.