For this series of original print-media works Okanagan Grasses, I have developed a unique printmaking method that involves wooden matrices onto which an image is drawn. The painterly and textured surface is created with water-based mediums, applied with brushes. Using diverse sharp engraving tools, the lines in the images are cut out of the wood's surface . Once the image has been carved, the plate is covered with layers of oil-based inks, which need to be wiped off the plate again in order to fully reveal the the plates' textures and carved lines. This wiping process is much like the "intaglio" method that is traditionally used in creating prints from copper- or zink plates. My method and processes are free from any use of acids.
Each print is an original and is part of a “varied edition” of 5. printed by the author on Hahnemuhle rag-paper, 22" x 30 " at Malaspina Printmakers Society in Vancouver