Hagman’s 36 Views of Mount Rainier of many different vantage points is inspired by Hokusai and his “36 Views of Mount Fuji.” Mount Rainier woodblock series, was exhibited at Pacific Asia Museum in Summer 2012.
“Mount Rainier, its scale in comparison to anything man-made makes me pause to contemplate our relationship to the natural world in a new and awesome way. The mountain snuck up on me as I followed my daily routine, tantalizing me from the corner of my eye until I had to make it the focus of my art. I have since traveled all over the state of Washington painting Mount Rainier from every imaginable setting. This subject has inspired me to become a wood block artist. The series is an homage to the famous Japanese wood block artist Hokusai and his 36 Views of Mount Fuji.”
My education is non-traditional. I was mentored by many Artists in Santa Fe New Mexico, where I drew from the figure in the John Sloane Drawing group. While there, I also studied with Bay Area figurative artists, Wayne Thiebaud, Nathan Oliveira, and Richard Diebenkorn at the Santa Fe Institute of Art . I learned printmaking from Ron Pokrasso of Graphics Workshop and Sheila Coppola of Sidereal Press.
The gallery has the complete set of 36 Views of Mt. Rainier. The entirety will be on display through October 2015. The individual pieces are 15×17, $325 unframed, $425 framed.