Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In 2003 I started this "Metallic Relics" series of reduction linoleum prints for my final project in class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I was drawn to these objects because of their beauty and the craftsmanship and materials used to create them. There is also a lot more knowledge, skill and patience involved in learning how to use tools like a manual camera. These are things that I feel that we're losing in this digital age.

manual camera reduction linoleum print

typewriter reduction linoleum print

Since i no longer have access to a printing studio, i use my ringer washing machine as a miniature printing press. When I'm traveling and don't have access to my press I hand burnish my prints using a wooden spoon.

to learn more about printmaking, check out this very comprehensive site !