Thursday, 1 September 2011

Linocut, torture and ink

This is a project I worked on. The theme was transportation, and needed to be cut from lino tiles and then printed. What might seem like a simple ink drawing with bold lines, is actually the product of many, many hours of intense carving. How it works: All the white (or negative) spaces needs to be carved out with wood carving tools from the tile. This might be frustrating, and painful as the tools slip (lots of cuts, stabs and painful adventures!) After it has been carved out, it gets rolled with a sticky black litho ink roller, and then put through a pressure press. The result is a printed artwork that is embossed. Kind of like a complex stamp!

1 comment:

  1. well done!your art looks amazing i must say!the long process is worth the reward of the end result.a perfect example of how brilliant the young south african artists really are and how much potential we have in this country.keep up the great work,let your voice be heard amoung the stars!