The sketch journal of a journey to Japan, Mongolia and China grew into a set of monotypes  which in turn have become a book. The prints are on a thin, crunchy paper and have a quality all their own, but how does one deal with 16 prints which all lined up were going to take up about seven meters – quite a scroll, and one which seemed to require more glue than anything. So a book seemed to be a good solution.

The images are in order and each has words referring to it. Words which are not a caption but are distilled from the feeling and experience of the journey.

Izumo, raining

SmJourney1.jpgAn empty house, through dark panes, the agony of desertion.

SmJourney3From the sketchbook; the journey, a flat and a cat in Beijing