Fishing

Fishing
Lino cut block printing on paper
2016
3″ x 5″

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting interested in printmaking. I did a couple woodcut prints back in the 90s after taking a workshop with Noboru Sawai, and I have vague recollections of making some lino cut prints in school because I grew up when you were allowed to play with knives in arts & crafts so long as the teacher was semi-watching you, but haven’t played with them too much.

However, lately I’ve been having all sorts of ideas for woodcut and lino cut prints, so I think that will be something I’ll explore more this fall.

This print is still a little blotchy and amateur-ish, but I kinda dig that for now, and they’ll get smoother as I practise more.

The image came from a spontaneous doodle I did while trying to explain the process to my father about 4 hours prior to finishing this print:

2016. Ink on paper.

2016. Ink on paper.

It changed a wee bit as I cut things on the block.