A beautiful exhibition displaying Sophie Layton's new Japanese woodblock prints
Eames Fine Art is delighted to present Refracting Light, an exhibition of new works by artist Sophie Layton. Using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and inspired by blown glass, these works represent an exciting juncture in the artist’s career.
Layton’s pieces are created using the practice of mokuhanga, studied by the artist during a three-month printmaking residency at three different Japanese printmaking studios
These works incorporate this unique artistic practice as well as the work of her fiancé, glass artist Tim Rawlinson. Layton says that mokuhanga, because of its gorgeous delicacy and translucence, is ideally suited to capturing the reflected, refracted, colourful, and complex light that filters through her fiancé’s work (seen in the below image).
While studying and practising in Japan, Layton was also exposed to the Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana. This practice’s aesthetic of light, nature, colour, and architectural structure pervades the pages on which Layton prints (example to the left).