The Sketchbook Project called out to 500 print-makers across the globe to become part of a massive Print Exchange.
The theme was "The Drive Home"
Each artist was asked to interpret the theme by making an edition of 12 prints from a single plate, screen, stone, block, or whatever your chosen Printmaking method.
In exchange each artist will be included in two exhibitions on the east and west coast...
- In New York City at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco.
* Plus... everyone will receive 10 random prints from other participating artists.
* And have one print added to the Brooklyn Art Library permanent collection.
Since the print had to fit on 5"x7" paper, both Opie and I decided to go with a Linocut and print it on our Speedball Block Printing Press instead of our large Etching Press.
It was the first time either of us carved a stamp and it was a totally cool experience. So very relaxing. We're both looking forward to exploring this medium further.
Oh -- and stay tuned -- next week we'll have some very exciting news to share....