William Bradford's diary says very little about the grueling 66-day voyage of the Mayflower, but one thing he does say is that on September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set out from Plymouth England "with a prosperous wind." The Puritans believed that God's hand guided their every action. I wanted the print to be very vertical, both to make the boat appear small and to reflect this sense that the heavens were watching over them in their undertaking.
26.5" x 10.5" (67 x 29 cm) image size
woodblock print made with 3 shina plywood blocks
14 hand-rubbed color layers on Nishinouchi paper.