River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson


These printworks were created by block printing with a linocut. Block Printing is an ancient printing technique where the artist carves a design into a solid block of material (such as wood, lino or styrofoam) much like a stamp. Designs may be purely visual or include text, and the block can be applied to paper, fabric or other surfaces. Once the design is complete, the block is inked with a roller. The carved areas will show up as white in the final product, while the raised portions left behind will print. The block can be used to stamp paper, the printer can place paper on the block and rub it, or the block can be mounted in a printing press. Each technique will produce a block print of a slightly different style.

These 3.375" x 3.875" artworks were done with a variety of inks and transfered onto paper with a small press creating an embossed coloured image. They are matted to fit 8x10" frame. Price for each is $50 plus shipping and taxes