Inspired by the Buddha, in a printmaking class I created a 3 layer wood block print. The buddha design was first drawn, then transferred onto wood, carved, and then printed with a press. I tried using different color combinations that emphasized the design element of negative and positive space. I also tried using mono printing to first give the background layer an abstract, textural pattern while the layer on top consisted of bold detailed lines. I found that the white on dark prints came out the best.