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The process involved in the creation of these prints is relatively low-tech. Basically the image is cleared (carved) from a sheet of birch ply (plywood with a birch veneer). Once finished, the ink is applied with roller, rolled directly onto the carved surface. A sheet of high-quality archival-grade paper is then placed over the inked surface. Next the paper is hand-rubbed on the back side with a wooden spoon, which works the ink into the paper. It usually takes three applications of ink per print, in order to retain the degree of detail as well as giving the black areas the desired density. At this point all my prints are being created one at a time, no editions have yet been produced.


image of my hands during demonstration at Detroit Institute of Arts, 21 May 2005, in the Diego Rivera Court