Light Show
Anna W. Syperek
3 Plate Relief Print
H 8in x W 8in
Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of wood-cut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, v-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised, uncared areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer) and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with an etching press. "Light Show" is similar to "Poppy" but it has three blocks. The first is printed as a 'rainbow roll' to indicate an evening sky and the light in the windows. The next block is blue for the snow and the white house in the evening light and to give variety to the tree branches. The third block - the 'master' block, does all the rest and pulls the print together.