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Printing Process

The art pieces displayed have been created using a relief printing technique called linocut. Relief printing is a form of subtractive printing, where the areas not meant to be printed are carved out of the top layer of a linoleum plate, leaving the uncut areas to become the printed image. Using a brayer, the surface of the plate is inked. The right side of the paper is then placed directly over the inked plate and the image is transferred to the surface by hand rubbing the paper using the back of a wooden spoon.

Every image is hand-rubbed and hand-pulled-- not mechanically reproduced. The subtle variations which occur in each printed image are a natural part of this printing process and make every print a complete, one of a kind. The resulting prints are multiple originals.