printed from two hand-carved blocks
[one linoleum block + one wooden block]
with a refurbished Craftsmen Imperial platen press
on Cave Paper's Natural Flax handmade paper
signed + embossed + numbered edition of 18
dated on reverse
I picked up a small pinecone on a walk last winter, with the idea that I would draw it later, at home. This is how I learned that they will open rapidly in response to a dry, warm environment, like a house in winter. The cone had opened and changed shape by morning, a different presentation entirely.
The background block, printing in gray ink, is hand-carved in wood. The foreground block, printing in black ink, is hand-carved from linoleum flooring. Using a refurbished Craftsmen Imperial tabletop platen press, this limited edition version of Pinecone is printed on Cave Paper’s Natural Flax handmade paper. The paper has a nice texture to it, so each print is a bit different as a result.
If “the strike was broken” every time you read about a worker’s struggle that happened on the soil you’re standing on, you might begin to think that every strike has always been broken, and the horizon of collective action and potential for true solidarity might seem like an ideological fantasy…