As a teenager, studying Art O’Level (showing my age now) i remember coming across this print – “The Hollow of the Deep Sea Wave of Kangawa”and being totally fascinated by it, so much so that i used the design aspect to create my own ‘sea and wave’ scene, which now hangs in my downstairs bathroom! I love the boldness of the colours, and the clear lines, but then i am also drawn to the intricate patterns created in the waves.It is only now, as a mature Design student, that i have become aware of how it was created, and that it was a woodblock creation rather than a painted image – this leaves me totally in awe of this amazing man!

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