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Madison, WI, United States
A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Printmaking

For those of you that don't know, I was a printmaking major and although I don't get to take advantage of this fact very often (due to the lack of a press and space) it is my true love of the artworld. I love to etch, make monotypes and woodcuts. I get very obsessive, unable to do anything else with my life until the piece is finished (kind of like reading a book). I admit that my least favorite part is everything that comes after carving and etching, the messy process of an acid bath, and inking and going back into the plate to get it just right and the multiple times you have to do this to get a perfect print. But I do like the fact that I can make many many prints from the same piece of art. I think art should be accessible to everyone and printmaking has always (way back to the days before Gutenberg) filled this role.


Anyway this is the linoleum cut I am currently working on for a custom guest book order. Linoleum isn't my favorite material to carve, but for a book cover it is inexpensive and quick to work in. The wedding this is for is going for a rustic theme and the cover will be an oak tree.

6 comments:

Heather Jerdee said...

I don't know a lot about printmaking this is really interesting and the tree looks like it will make a beautiful print.

Happy belated birthday to Maya, what a cutie, seven is a big turning point age wise I think.

I'm totally drooling over those cup cakes.

Michele Maule said...

mmmmm...printmaking....
I still haven't gotten my press set up. You've inspired me to get that done!

I love printmaking too. They say it's a dying art, but I say they are just naysayers!

Printmaking rules! :D

Love your tree too!

sMacThoughts said...

Amazing! I so want to learn all sorts of printmaking techniques...something to do *someday*....

Christopher And Tia said...

That looks pretty amazing, by the way.

maria stone said...

the tree looks as it has come out of painting. good art.

MARIA

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