Zechariah

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Zechariah, proof of a 3- color lino-cut.

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I’ve been tinkering with this print for a few months now trying to get it right- not really sure that I am getting anywhere.   While the 3rd block still needs a little adjusting- some of the lines are too narrow and gather ink to fast- it seemed ready to offer up here.  Maybe you can give me some insight.

The print employs 3 different blocks, and there are in truth 4 colors if you include the white of the paper, which is part of the design.  To cut down on time between printings in developing the proofs, I have been using water based inks.  The final edition will use inks with oil as the vehicle.  I have included a number of images from my process and some variations of the actual print along the way.

1st block inked up

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Proof of the main block

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Obviously, not complete, but I like the silohuette

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While not the best pull, this is my favorite one right now

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3 Comments on “Zechariah

  1. This is a really fantastic piece, Jack. I love seeing the whole process. I like the pull that you like too. I’ve found that I actually like pulls that have inaccuracies too. Are you using your new printing press that you made? Beautiful photos as always.

  2. The orange and green create a somber feel. Outlined in black almost a memory. His face is so wilderness rough and then contrasted with the light lines of the word ‘Grace’ he seems fragile. It feels Russian to me somehow. Like coming out of a deep tradition.

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