I’m working on my biggest linocut ever for the Big Steam Print event in Brighton on 22nd May. Big Steam Print is a project organised by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and I was invited to take part alongside such linocut nobility as Angie Lewin, Rob Ryan and Jonny Hannah. Selected artists were invited to make a linocut of at least 1 metre square, to be printed with a steam roller. There are several events, taking place over the south of England. See the line-up here.
I have been wanting to make a huge linocut for a while so when I was invited to take part I jumped at the chance. The piece of lino I’m working on measures 6ft by 3ft and features a whale design which I started working on a few years ago. Below are some images of my working process. There are a few more hours of carving to do, so hopefully I will be ready in time. I have bought a big roll of Japanese paper from Shepherds in London to make some proof prints by hand. Just in case it gets squashed!