Wildflower Meadow Linocut Print
Frame not included. Unless you see me at an event ;)
Limited edition Linouelm prints, numbered and signed with an Indian ink pen.
Some other prints from this edition may be added later. Some will be framed and sold at in-person events.
11x17 " Recycled mail, handmade paper made by another maker.
Each print is slightly different, just like the paper on which it is printed. This paper is so much fun! Lots of small pieces of words and numbers from the recycled junk mail are scattered amongst the prints. Which I think kind of adds a bit to the story of what inspired this design.
At first, my thoughts for this design were about the garden within. Within each of us, we have the ability to create and bring to life whatever we desire. Something about a meadow of flowers is so peaceful to me. It's fun to sit in or around wildflower meadows, some grow fairly tall, to be at the ground level, and to watch the flowers and all the other living things interact with each other is absolutely captivating.
Returning to the small pieces of junk mail sprinkled amid the numbers and letters on the prints. Our minds are filled with so much chatter that, at times, let's assume that junk mail represents such chatter. You can find a location beyond that chatter place within yourself. Open the window to your heart and let the breeze in and the chatter out, go sit among the flowers, birds, and bees and simply observe them.
It's sometimes great to just sit and watch life pass you by I find this to be an easy way to be mindless.
Every single one of my prints is hand-printed and not a reproduction.
There are many different printmaking techniques.
Traditional printmaking techniques include relief printing, lithography, intaglio printing, and screen printing. At the moment, I prefer linocut printmaking which is a type of relief printing. All of my prints are created using this process.
First I start by drawing the image desired to carve onto a block of linoleum. Areas to remain the color of the surface being printed on are carved from the block first. Then the ink is rolled onto the uncut surface of the block. I then lay the paper on top of the block, first attaching the tabs that hold the paper in place so that each time I lay down the paper the image is transferred with complete registration. When the paper is removed the image then appears in reverse.