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Leo and Lang, "Dream Catchers"

I've been hand printing "Dream Catchers" a lino-cut from my Leo and Lang story.  I made this low tech registration block from a 3/4" melamine panel that Suzanne Moore, #scarletpaints33, contributed to make this simple print process possible.  Thanks Suzanne! Leo and Lang are the imaginary same sex characters, as marionettes, who live their love and lives in this ongoing series.  "Dream Catchers" is hand printed with Caligo Ink on Somerset Satin Paper.  Image size, 8.5 in. x 6.75 in.

Intaglio Editions

The print making plate above was created from my ink drawing "Twin Sons, Different Mothers" by Intaglio Editions of Boulder Colorado.   I could not be more happy with this fine art plate and sincerely thank and recommend Intaglio Editions . Technically, this polymer plate is a photogravure etching.  The process is capable of reproducing every gradation of tone in a photograph.  Here it has captured the finest of lines. I've been thinking of and making drawings about romantic relationships and an imaginary same sex couple, "Leo and Lang", (born at the turn of the last century), for the past several years.  In trying to find the right medium to tell their story I've so far explored Lino Cut, Image On Polymer, Transfer Print and Watercolor.  All of those techniques have their advantages, but when it comes to making an edition from my drawn images, Intaglio Editions and this plate making process is the best!

Bench Hook for Leo and Lang Linocuts

Easter weekend I made these bench hooks for safely carving linoleum blocks like this one of "Leo and Lang", from my Love Puppet series.  the smaller bench hook is great for 4 x 6 in. blocks and with the larger one i can cut 8x10 in., 10x12 in. and in between!

PrintZero Exchange 6, Night Garden

Beginning in 2003 PrintZero Studio, founded by Brian Lane and Jeremy Cody, has hosted and coordinated the exhibition and exchange of prints with the admirable intention of promoting the art of printmaking. Participating print artists must submit an edition of 15 small (5x7) prints created through any traditional printmaking process. There is no assigned theme. Each artist then receives in exchange 13 randomly selected prints and the opportunity to exhibit in a wonderful traveling venue. Past PrintZero Exchange shows have exhibited in Seattle WA, Portland OR, Miami FL, Homer AK, Laramie WY, Buffalo NY, Madison WI, and Naestved, Denmark. This year 383 participants representing 21 countries will be exhibited. My submission, Night Garden, is a simple linocut and visual exploration of a poem by a friend called “Madam of the Secret Garden” . The opening reception for PrintZero Studio’s Exchange 6 exhibition will be held on Saturday August 29 from 6-10pm, at Airport Way South,