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. In 2016, I added to my knowledge of woodcut printing by learning from Jean Gumpper in Colorado.

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:

“Going, Going, Gone: Art in the Age of Extinction”
Studios on the Park
August 31-September 24, 2017
1130 Pine Street Paso Robles

Coming Exhibition:

“Climate Change: We Are A Part of It”
Studio 121
November 10- December 3
Friday Art Walk November 10, 2017 5-8 pm
121 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara Funk Zone

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

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