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Hand-painted wooden board, pad;
depicts a hawk in flight; based on a woodcut by Hokusai Katsushika;
25 x 25 x 1,6 cm;
beech wood, acrylic paints, graphite, wax impregnation.
It is not common knowledge that icon painters, for the purpose of creating holy images, often enough use cutting boards. Why? Because it is a very durable base – a product of elaborative, yet rough woodwork that will last for generations. With this in mind, we commisioned a series of works painted on cutting boards, decorated with motifs borrowed from Japanese prints, oeuvres of European masters, or simply with nature-themed imagery.