Linocuts
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Many people enjoy the black & white drama of my linocuts, as well as the their subjects. Winter is this time I'm most likely to this very exacting medium.

The sketch for each image is transferred to a block of thick linoleum, & I begin to carve, using a set of small Japanese wood-carving tools I bought in 1970.

All the places I carve away shows as white in the print; what I leave behind is black. The thick ink is rolled onto the carved block, a sheet of paper placed carefully over it, the ink transferred to the paper by rubbing the back with a wooden spoon. When I pull the paper from the block, surprise! I get to see how well I anticipated the tension between negative & positive space, how well the whole design works.

As much as I love color, the mystery of this simple technique ifascinates me. Over the years I've made about 80 linocuts. Each linocut is printed by hand in a limited edition, then signed & numbered. For example, the second print in an edition of 20 is 2/20. The edition number pledges that no more than that number will ever be pulled from that block.

Please feel free to contact me today about buying any Linocuts Art & Prints.


 

Linocut Art & Prints

Linocut Print for Sale


CROW IN A CLOUD
linocut edition of 33
4.5 x 6.5”
$85

Linocut Artwork for Sale


RAVEN ON A BRANCH
linocut, edition of 33
4.5 x 6.5”
$85

linocut: Great Blue

GREAT BLUE
linocut, edition of 30
5.5 x 3”
$80

Linocut: Heron

HERON
linocut, edition of 30
5.5 x 3”
$80

linocut: Rapids (salmon)

RAPIDS
linocut, edition of 50
3 x 5.8”
$80

linocut: Eelgrass (salmon)

EELGRASS

linocut, edition of 50
3 x 5.8”
$80
Linocut: Redwood

REDWOOD
linocut, edition of 30
7 x 3”
$80
Linocut: From the Redwood Forest

FROM THE REDWOODS
linocut, edition of 40
7.5 x 5”
$80
Linocut: Thunderbird

THUNDERBIRD
linocut, edition of 36
5.8 x 4”
$80
linocut: turkey

TURKEY
linocut, edition of 40
4 x 4”
$80
linocut: two swans
TWO SWANS
linocut, edition of 40
4 x 4”
$80
linocut: two quail

TWO QUAIL
linocut, edition of 40
4 x 4”
$80
linocut: vulture

VULTURE
linocut, edition of 40
4 x 4”
$80
 
 

More linocuts can be seen on these links: www.sonic.net/~sandoak/linocuts.htm, www.sonic.net/~sandoak/26mahasattvas.htm, & www.sonic.net/~sandoak/paramitas.htm,

 

 

 
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