hand carved. hand pulled.
one by one
A few summers ago in a North Carolina backyard, I learned printmaking. A dear friend shared her knowledge and cutting tools as I carved my first woodblock. We pulled the first prints a few hours later with black ink, rice paper, and a spoon. I loved the feel of the work and when the paper pulled from the block the first time revealing a generic cityscape, I was hooked. I got my own cutting tools a few days later and the rest is history.
I like the design, thoughtfulness, and calm involved with making prints and the challenge to communicate a complex idea in a simple medium. This type of art is long lasting because of its simplicity. They make a statement in any room without being loud which somehow makes them universally appealing.
Why are linocuts special?
Hand Carved: Each block is carved by hand. No lasers or fancy machines. Just old fashioned carving tools.
Hand Pulled: Every print is made separately using archival ink and specially selected paper. I choose to not use a press, but opt for a baren or wooden spoon instead.
One by One: Making each print individually gives each piece of art it’s own unique texture. All of my prints are limited editions done in small runs so you’re sure to have a timeless, one-of-a-kind piece.
lion - tiger - elephant
monkey - zebra - giraffe
rabbit - raccoon - owl
train - VW beetle - vintage truck
whale - sea turtle - soon to be released
greenville, sc - charlotte, nc - small town
Linocut prints are a unique form of art that makes space special. They are wonderful as gifts or sentimental pieces. If you have an idea for a unique piece, I would love to work with you. Send me an email using the form to the right and I'll get back to you ASAP!
Custom Work Ideas:
cars, boats, etc