Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Monday, April 9, 2012
This is a linoleum print, titled Lupines at Night, by artist Andrea Emmons. Linoleum print (or linocut) is a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the surface with a sharp knife or chisel. The raised areas represent a mirrored image of the parts to show printed. The sheet is then inked with a roller and impressed onto paper or fabric. It can be done by hand or with a press. The good thing about linoleum is that it is much easier to cut than wood, however it is more fragile and is harder to make larger works. This work is a great example of the fine detail that goes into creating a linocut. You can see where the cuts were made by the color of the ink.