Medium: Linoleum Reduction Cut
Plate/Image Size: 8" x 11.5"
Edition Size: 23
BAT Date: 9/2007
Signature: Anne Gaines - right bottom corner
Paper: Arches 90 lb HP watercolor 9" x 12.5"
Linoleum Reduction Print: A single piece of linoleum was manipulated through carving to become the printing plate for each of the eight colors. Once the first carving was completed, the lino inked and the image transferred from the lino to watercolor paper (a light taupe was the first color printed), and the ink dried, more of the lino was cut away and a second color was printed directly over the first image. This process was repeated for each color, to create the final image. These stages of carving continue to reduce the usable surface of the lino, hence the name "reduction" printmaking. I use a hand-made jig to maintain registration of my prints. I hand-pull my work, without the use of a printing press. Because the plate is changed permanently between the printings of separate colors, I work on all of the originals at once, in this case, 23.
This piece is the second in a series of cats and butterflies with the same coloring. At first glance, this may not seem to be the case, but the cat in "Cotton & Blue" has blue eyes (even though she has them closed) and the other side of the butterfly's wings are silver and gray, for camouflage.
2007 Multiple Originals XII
The Dougherty Arts Center
Friday, November 30, 2007 - Monday, January 07, 2008
Price w/ Frame: $180
Price w/o Frame: $120
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