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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!