EX ASTRA - MAY
21 x 21.5cm
4 Layer hand-carved, woodblock prints
12 months, Edition of 100 each
Printed on Shirakaba paper
EX ASTRA marks the third woodblock edition from South African artist Faith XLVII. Translating from latin, ‘from the stars’ this set of twelve prints celebrates and signifies the yearly turning of time.
The process of carving and layering call to mind ritual practice,
the shapes and colours intuitively formed for that specific month.
EX ASTRA taps into an ancient recognition of the cadence of the phases that shape us, the prints themselves serving as talismans to guide and protect.
Created in collaboration with South Atlantic Press, South Africa, with master printmaker Georgina Berens, each individual layer has been carefully hand carved and printed on delicate Shirakaba paper, from the Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan.