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INDOORS
indoors
MAN ON EARTH
man on earth
SUMMERTIME
summertime
VERTICALS
verticals
FALL/WINTER
fall/winter
OFF THE WALL
off the wall
BLACK AND WHITE
black and white

The Process

Each block print requires great attention to detail. I develop the design, in reverse, directly on a block of linoleum. After the drawing is finished, I use gouges and knives to carve the design from the block. A thin layer of black, oil-based ink is then applied to the surface of the block that has not been cut away. I transfer the ink to a piece of printing paper by applying pressure with a hand-operated proof press. Once the ink has dried, I add color by hand using inks or paints, and small brushes. For an edition of 100, I will ink, print and paint the image by hand 100 separate times. Since each print is handmade, the colors can vary within the edition, as well as from the images on this site. Because of the great amount of time and effort necessary for me to do the work, some of my images may not always be in stock. When ordering, your patience may be requested.
 

 

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