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Day 43: More reduction linocut

On visit number 43 to my studio for this year, I did another reduction linocut. It's five colours, again cut from one block of linoleum. For the last couple of colours, I cut away whole sections of the block with scissors, as shown in the following photo. The print is on the left, the remains of the block on the right:

So maybe you can picture how that would work: the triangles of lino on the right are inked in black; when the paper is pressed against the block, those areas get overprinted with the black ink; but the top and bottom triangles are untouched, because those lino triangles have been cut away.

You can learn how to do this and spend a week playing around with the possibilities of this technique at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts workshop, which I will be teaching from June 13-17, 2011.

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