Across Town

A couple of posts ago I gave a look into my tiny home studio.  Here is the link to the post:

https://drewkail.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/a-look-into-my-studio/

I recently finished the edition which ended up being 67 prints and wanted to share the image and what I’m trying to accomplish with it and future works.

“Across Town”

Plate Size: 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

Paper Size:  7 9/16″ x 5 6/8″

So…. Why would I put myself through a wrist crunching edition of 67 prints done with a metal spoon?  I’m trying to combine a lot of elements.  I wanted to make an affordable print done with reused and reclaimed materials with a DIY around the house feel.

So often when I was in school at Portland State I would see other students throwing away perfectly good material scraps, such as linoleum, copper, acrylic and paper.  I couldn’t figure out why.  They were still fine to use, materials are expensive,  and there must be more potential for them other than the landfill.  I began collecting their scraps and saving all of my own.  Many of my prints are from or contain reused materials/components, but not all.  I try as much as I can.  “Across Town” is the first large edition that is 100% scrapped material.

My eventual goal is to be able to afford to update my studio situation.  I like hand printing, but with a bigger space and my own press I can work in a much larger scale and with more nontraditional materials.  We’ll have to wait and see about that.

“Across Town” can be found on my Etsy store page by clicking the link on the side menu, or here:

www.etsy.com/listing/85817799/linocut-printmaking-black-and-white

thanks,

Drew

Copyright © 2011 by Drew Kail

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