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Monday, May 4, 2015

Floored

I have to know. I've fought the good fight; pulled out all the stops, and all other manner of cliches in my quest to perfect the reduction woodcut. But I think I need to get serious about the tools I use.

In the last print, which I call "Untitled" (up all night thinking of that one), I found the same old issues that have been plaguing me for almost fourteen years. I'm just not getting a smooth laydown of ink. I've sanded the wood, and sealed the wood, swore at the wood, oiled the wood, thrown the wood. Hell, maybe it's not the wood at all. Maybe the ink's too stiff. Or too runny, or it's just stupid. The time has come to get serious and rule out the block.

I simply know three things:
1.) I've spent too long trying to figure this out.
2.) Every reduction artist I admire uses linoleum
3.) The next print I post will be my first linoleum block print

I also know that if this doesn't at least help my issues, I'm going to take up performance art. My first piece is "Deranged Former Printer Shotputs His Cas
t Iron Press Through The Wall". Should be fun.

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