Woodcuts, also known as woodblock prints, 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. Available ready-framed with wooden frame in black or white.
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
Samoilua explores the similarities between the Japanese and Finnish nature experiences. A common meditative rhythm in Japanese gardens and Fininsh forests, that sways between alternating movement of paths and duckboards; and the vistas of the resting places. On these walks, the mind is able to oscilate between rest and thoughts running freely.
Samoilua brings side by side landscapes from zen strolling meditation gardens and the duckboards and trails of the Finnish National Parks. Where I sense a kind of spiritual union between my home country and the home of the woodcut technique I pursue. It feels symbolic that our separate words for expressing this idea are also akin, Samoilua = Samayou.
ZEN GARDENS & TAKU-HON PRINTS FROM JAPAN
“ A glimpse into the summer of Kyoto. The city is hot and humid, trapped in a valley surrounded on three sides by talls mountains. I’m searching the city to find views of suzumi the art evoking a sense of freshness and cooling through the senses. The sound of the wind, it travels through the bamboo groves and willow trees, a rustle that refreshes the soul. A view of the garden ponds with fresh white irises and and the sound of splashing goldfish. Rain drops piling upon the umbrella-like lotus leaves”