Sara Woodburn

Sara Woodburn

Step In, 18” X 24”, woodcut,
Santa Barbara Printmakers Juried Exhibition

My woodcut prints are inspired by my experiences in nature, as I hike through it or draw it, in places like the eastern Sierra Nevada (see right) or New Mexico (see “Cliff Dwellers”), my former home. I am particularly interested in the rocks, trees and elements in the landscape that are changed by both natural and human forces.

In addition, I have been fascinated by the overlays of color and pattern in Japanese woodblock prints and folk textiles. In my work, I combine those influences.

I do both woodcut and woodblock prints. Woodcut is the Western style of printing with a carved wood plate and woodblock printing refers to the Japanese style, or “moku hanga”, translated is wood print.

In 2012, I was awarded a three-week scholarship to attend the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado to study “moku hanga” with the master printer, Hiroki Morinoue of Hawaii. In 2015, I studied with moku hanga expert, April Vollmer of New York.

The print, “Native”, was part of a two-person show at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara in September, 2014. A portion of the sale of each “Veronica Meadows” woodcut will be donated to the Friends of Arroyo Burro Creek.

Currently on view:
“Works On Paper”
Marcia Burtt Gallery
August 26-October 2, 2016
517 Laguna St. Santa Barbara

Coming Exhibition:
Sara Woodburn
Upstream, Downstream, and Offshore
Woodcut Explorations
November 3-30
Faulkner West Gallery
Santa Barbara Central Public Library
40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara

To purchase prints and cards, visit the studio, or find out about workshops, contact me at:

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