Saerker’s woodcut technique

One of Saerkers favorite art forms was the humble woodcut that also flourished in Japan over hundreds of years. Saerkers technique was to use the same plate for up to seven layers of color, with each pass he would cut away areas on the plate to reveal new motive and patterns. This makes the process very unique as only very few prints was done in each color and going back to re-print would be impossible as the plate had been cut down to the last printed color. Image by Keld Thomsen and Erik Rasmussen