All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness – Eckhart Tolle
Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.
Over the weekend, I started working on a few hand printed linocut prints on tile. A bit more paint and a nice layer of polyurethane will finish these up.
I’ll have these at FanDays on October 8th and 9th in Irving.