2016, linoleum block print, 3” x 5”

This piece is based on a building I saw while visiting a city wall built in Xi’an, China. I was drawn to the traditional architectural elements of the building and its prominence over the landscape. First, I explored the different textures of each layer and how they overlap. Then, I experimented with different color combinations. I particularly like this one because of the use of yellow and purple as contrasting supplementary colors. Also, I liked that the colors create a combination that is non-traditional in China but help form this rendering of a very traditional Chinese building.