Here is a little behind the scenes post to show you my process as well as the amount of work that goes into creating a print that is rather simple looking.
Sketch inspired by Master Weavers of the Toadlena & Two Grey Hills Region,
a recent show at The Wheelwright Museum In Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Here I am filling in the pattern with pencil on a grid before I begin to cut the linoleum.
|This is the "red" plate.|
|This is the "black" plate.|
|Linoleum shavings. This is approximately 1 evening's worth of lino shavings. |
Roughly about 2-3 hours work.
|Finally on the forth pass I use a No 4 blade to flatten out the ridges created earlier with the 5 blade.|
|Here is the "red" plate inked on press. You can see the small blocks of wood I have cut to serve as furniture to hold the lino plate in place. I should mention at this point the plate is mounted to particle board.|
|And here is the black plate.|
|Fire in the Sky (Chimú)|
tArvis © 2012
13" x 17"
2 color linoleum print