Tom Killion
Californian Topophilia

March 29 2018

The woodcut prints of Tom Killion speak of a deep love for the landscape, a passion for the poetics of space. In particular California’s northern wild edge inspired him from an early age. Spending countless hours carving into wood the sketches he brought back from his trips into the great outdoors. The technique applied is almost identical to the traditional Japanese woodblock printing used by Hokusai two hundred years ago. A multi-color print can take several months to complete but the result is one of a kind.

There’s a mini documentary at the end of the post you should watch. Get Killion’s latest picture book he created with poet Gary Snyder: California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History