Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sue from Alaska: Part One
I had forgotten the smell of printmaking ink and the feeling of running ink up and down a linocut. I am so happy to be printmaking again. Words can't explain how annoying it has been being away from creating a series of work. I wanted to share my first print for this project. It comes from Sue who currently resides in Alaska. I have only completed the first layer so you will have to stay tuned to see the completed work.
I have decided to use the pages of notes that each participant mailed to me as my paper. That adds a touch of uniqueness to each piece.
On to the documentation of the process.
First, I drew Sue's face onto a linoleum block.
Then I carved away the first layer and printed her face on to the pages she sent me of a day in her life. Her favorite color is blue. There will be 3 shades of blue when the artwork is complete. And, the final step will be to sew the pages together to create one piece of paper.
I can't wait to see the final results! I will be sure and share them with you.