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
Jørn Saerker Sørensen
Illustrations to the book The Palm-Wine Drinkard. Illustrations done by Jørn Saerker Sørensen in 1989. Technique used was traditional wood cut printed on silk paper.