This is my Graduate Exhibition piece in BA Design Communications at Athlone Institute of Technology.
In Taoism, Wu Wei is a concept which involves knowing when and when not to act. Literally translated it means without effort or without action. It is also likened to water, due to its soft and yielding nature. The idea here being that one should not try to force things, but to go with the flow and follow nature's course. The woodblock is also another metaphor for Wu Wei, as it is like a blank canvas unaffected by knowledge or experience. So it suits as an appropriate material for this project. The world is a very busy place and maybe we try to do to much.
Pieces from this project and similar pieces are now available to by on my etsy shop; The Illustrated Block: