'On the pave.'
My dynamic cycling linocut!
All images © 2007 Richard Lee - All Rights Reserved.
I'm exhausted and happy after completing my first linocut since art school days. I started right after I picked up the supplies last Wednesday. Four days later, with plenty of effort, its done.
The linocut is a printmaking technique invented by the German expressionist artists of Die Brucke formed in Dresden, 1905. To start, a sheet of linoleum is used. The same material used in contemporary flooring. A design is cut into the surface with various special, sharp blades. Ink is applied with a roller and impressed onto a substrate(paper).
My finish cycling image is 4" X 5" on a 8" X 10", 140 Ibs, cold pressed acid free, natural white, watercolour paper.
Tedious & very involving work.
I'm cutting into the linoleum.
And ...my linocut tools.
Ink, brayer(roller), cutting tools w/blades, the 'cut' linoleum!
I'm looking forward to my next one!