Sea Swap

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Summer wandering keeps coming into my mind even though January is barely past.  I’ve been reliving those warm days, at a glacial pace, through a series of linocuts I’ve been carving sporadically since I got home from a trip two years ago. 

A linocut is a form of block printing- sort of a giant rubber stamp.  You can make as many prints of a piece as you wish.  Creating one takes a paradigm shift from regular drawing because you need make the graphics and text in a mirror image of what you want to see on the paper, then you carve away all the white space, leaving only the dark bits you want to remain.

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The current project tells the tale of a solo rowing trip from Olympia to Vashon Island, Washington.

I love trading tales and the general idea of bartering for goods or skills.  I’m making a handful of prints.  Who’s up for a swap?

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3 responses to “Sea Swap

  1. A very cool project! My local city art museum has a print making exhibit running till mid March. I believe they had several examples of this type of work when my family and I were in there on Saturday.

  2. My mother made Christmas cards this way.