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WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKER, RICHARD KEITH STEINER

Thank you for coming to my official homepage.
I’ve been making mokuhanga without a break for over 50 years, since 1970, and am far from losing interest in this fantastic art medium. There has almost never been a lost for ideas; I have come to realize that there are many more prints remaining to be made.
Over the years I’ve added more prints (see Art Works), notes on the prints’ meanings (see Artist’s Talk), newer tools and printmaking materials (see Tool Bench), exhibition and workshops (see Events), and made ordering faster and easier (see Order). Take your time and leisurely look the site over. Contacting me with questions and comments is more than welcomed anytime. Again, thank you for visiting today.

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2020.08.03

home: exhibition tour video

2020.07.20

Events : Exhibition View

2020.07.19

art works: new works added / artist's talk: new talk added

14. "Idle flowering"  
Gray ears
July, 19, 2020  new!

An unusual flower growing in a gravy boat. Looking closely, we can see a couple levels of activity going on. At the top are naked people playing. Some, however, are falling downward, following others who have gone before, into a red area. There, they are being cut into pieces. What is going on here? If we chose to live a life of sensualism, all sex play and greed, we should not be surprised if we suffer for it. The red thread hanging on the flower reinforces this idea; it’s a reference to the 15th century Japanese Buddhist priest Ikkyu Sojun’s teaching about the red thread of sensualism. Adabana means sterile, vane, ephemeral, content-less, empty materialism.


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