S i r i B e c k m a n
Woodcut is done on the plank side of a board. I use Shina, a Japanese plywood that is easy to cut. I also use tools from Japan. One advantage of the woodcut is that I can work on a larger scale. To print the larger woodcuts, like the Bear for example, I ink the wood block, carefully place the Japanese paper on the block and use a wooden spoon to apply pressure to transfer the inked image to the paper.