• big dipper

Big Dipper, starry sky linocut print

$40

'Big Dipper' is a completely hand-made block print featuring one of the most recognizable constellations. The deep, rich blue of twilight on the horizon fades into darkness of the night sky.

The Big Dipper was the first constellation I learned to recognize and is visible year-round where I live in the northern hemisphere. It still makes me smile when i see it and I love locating the Big Dipper in different spots in the sky throughout the year as it seems to change location.

Linocut is a blockprinting technique, similar to woodcutting. A design is cut into a piece of linoleum with carving tools such as sharp knives and chisels. Ink is rolled over the linoleum surface and then press onto paper. All my prints are my original designs, hand-carved by me. I ink and print each one by hand so every print is unique and colours vary slightly from print to print.

Description

The print size is approximately 8″x6″ and comes on either 10″x8″ or 15″x11″ Stonehenge 100% cotton deckled paper. This can be framed in a standard 8″x10″ frame, or 11″x14″ frame, or for a more gallery feel it fits in a 16″x20″ frame with a matte.

Linocut is a printmaking technique, similar to woodcut. A design is cut into a piece of linoleum with sharp knives and chisels. Ink is rolled over the linoleum surface and then press onto paper. Printing can be done by hand or with a press.