Woodcuts are in small editions of 8 or 15 prints, with a separate edition of unique hand-painted prints in colour. They are printed with oil colours on thin Japanese or Chinese paper made of mulberry and blue sandalwood tree fibres. Each print is painstakingly hand-carved and hand-printed by the artist.
Taku-hon prints are unique monotypes printed as a relief directly from the surface of the plants. This historic printing technique has been in use in China and Japan since the 6th century. Printed onto the same paper as my woodcuts with oil-based japanese taku-hon ink.
Heinosen puupiirrokset ovat herkkiä ja hienovaraisesti, ellei peräti hienostuneesti rakennettuja.
Heinonen’s woodcuts are delicate and subtle, in fact elegant in their construction.
- Seppo Heiskanen, art critic / taidekriitikko