Simple, retro, foundational, art form that encompasses so much more than the name implies.
So I finally found a bit of time last week to sit down and play with some new materials in the studio!! I recently came across some beautiful linocut work in one of my favourite magazines Uppercase and it inspired me to try it out myself!
I had all of the carving tools from way back when I was doing by BFA at NSCAD here in Halifax. I really just needed to buy the rubber and some ink! Above is the beginning stages of a flower being cut from the rubber.
The process is really quite simple and lots of fun for folks of all ages. Basically you are making a stamp. You use a set of carving tools to carve out your design, and then you roll over your stamp with ink using a brayer (it looks a lot like a mini paint roller) and then you are…
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