2021 Riso Print, unframed, A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
Simon Brascoupé, artist, Mairi Brascoupé, graphic artist
The series Algonquin Ancestral Medicinal Knowledge honours Algonquin knowledge of medicinal plants passed down through the generations from our ancestors. The medicinal plant images are inspired by ancient Algonquin birchbark cutouts used as templates for decorating birchbark baskets and in museum collections around the world. This series was printed in Glasgow, Scotland at a Risography printing studio. The series is the collaboration between Simon Brascoupé and Mairi Brascoupé in 2021.
This print series was created using Risograph printing technique which perfectly reproduces the texture of printing on birchbark paper. The Risograph is a unique technology from Japan it combines the vibrant colours of silkscreening with efficiency, affordability and low-energy usage. Developed in Japan in 1986 originally for offices, churches and schools, the Risograph is becoming a definitive creative tool for publishing, experimentation and collaboration on paper.