WP_20121226_004I took a few months of linocut cutting off this year, life happens sometimes. But I have the bug again. Just back from an amazing trip to China – I’m going to use the photos I took as source material for some new prints to get rolling again, and see where it takes me.

Here are two in progress that I will print tomorrow. The top one is from a really fun photo of a silk design that was in The Forbidden City, I’ve used two different zooms of the image and reversed the more zoomed in one. The other is a detail of a stone sculpture, and I’ve messed with the contrast and then selectively carved parts differently so I have different line weights in different areas (not faithful to the transfer shown here) to make it more visually interesting. Hopefully they’ll turn out…