Almost There
Almost There, 2005


10 x 22 in

edition of 95



An interesting composition with a grid of poles along the road creating the illusion of pictorial depth in contrast to the blanket of falling snow on the picture plane. Rome traveled to Japan in 1973 and settled in the outskirts of Kyoto. For twenty years, Rome lived with his wife and family in a hamlet of twelve households in the hills northwest of Kyoto. He learned the medium of traditional woodblock printmaking from the Kyoto printmaker Clifton Karhu and by working with Daniel Kelly. Rome personally performs all the steps required to create a print, unlike most classic printers who usually not only had printers, but carvers as well. Rome’s prints are all handmade and therefore, they have more variations.