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Tail Spin

  • Hand-painted linocut

    from the book Ten Rowdy Ravens

    12 x 18.25 inches
    Edition of 30


    Ravens are known to have a relationship with hunting animals. When ravens are bold, the question is—are they being playful or making displays of bravery to bolster their status in the group?


    Sizes listed are of the linocut images themselves; I leave an additional white border of paper on all sides.

  • My linocuts are printed on cotton rag paper the old-fashioned way: I carve with knives and gouges to create my imagery in slabs of linoleum. Then I roll ink over the surface, lay cotton paper on top, and crank the block through my etching press. I repeat this process for each impression in the edition, which means: If an image is in an edition of 40, I do this 40 times! After the prints dry, I generally hand-paint them, often with many layers of color, making each print a unique work of art.

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