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Moonlight with Birches Linoleum Block Print Shadow Box

Moonlight with Birches Linoleum Block Print Shadow Box

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 Moonlight with Birches  is a four color linoleum block print with real Branches added to create a shadow box. The frame size is 11 x 14. I collect the branches from felled trees when I am out hiking in upstate New York. This print is only available framed and does not ship. 


    I begin each print with a colored pencil and charcoal drawing. I turn the drawing face down on the block and rub it; the charcoal outline transfers in reverse onto the linoleum. 

    Before I print, I cut away the white areas of the image. The areas that are carved away will not be inked. The carving tools I use are V-shaped and U-shaped gouges. When all the white areas are carved, I print the first color on all the paper I am going to use. The entire edition, or series of prints, must be printed at once. 

    After the first color is printed, I go back to the linoleum and cut out what is going to stay that color (if I printed red, I cut out what will stay red). Then I print the second color over the first.  I have to register, or line up the print with the block each time I add a color. The layers of ink give the print its glossy and textural quality. My prints are four to six stages of carving and printing.

    As I complete the colors, I carve more and more away from the block, so that when the print is done, most of the block is carved away. Because the block is destroyed, my prints are truly limited editions. All my prints are hand pressed with a bamboo barren, which is a traditional Japanese wood block printing tool. I use handmade Japanese paper for my prints and they are framed with acid-free materials.


    I will accept merchandise within 30 days, if the product is returned undamaged. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Because this item is framed, I will not ship it and we will have to arrange for pick up at a mutually agreeable time and place.



    Because this item is a framed shadow box, I will only hand deliver it. 

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