Jun 26, 2007

Hnaging in the Air

This print is the black and white version of a painting. I don't think it need an explanation so, I will just describe the piece itself. I carved the piece on a 5x5 " linoleum plate and then printed it on Amate paper.
Amate is a mexican tree from where the paper is made by pounding its inner bark into an even sheet of "paper", the aztecs were the first to use this paper to create their codices.
I wish I could use this paper more often, but it is difficult to find and also expensive.

Drying and pressing the prints is the last step of the printmaking process.

This is how the plate looks when I'm carving it, and this is also why I don't sell drawings...