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Moku hanga woodblock print by Annie Bissett about money cliches rake it in fork it over
Japanese Woodblock Print with transfer drawing
12.5" x 19" (32 x 48 cm)

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10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm) image size
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 10

This is the eighth in a nine-print series examining figures of speech about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty.

Sometimes it's fun to visually remember that I work with a Japanese method of printmaking. When I thought of raking, I thought of the lovely raked gravel temple gardens I saw in Kyoto at the Mokuhanga Conference last summer.

I used my father's handwriting to represent poverty, as he came from a very poor family. You can read his story here.