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The Printmaker At Work
Wendy the Colorist

Block printing is the oldest form of printmaking, first developed by the Chinese for printing text and illustrations.

After completing a drawing on a board of wood or linoleum, Marvin used very sharp tools to carve away what will remain white space, leaving the line of the drawing.  He applied a thin layer of oil-based ink to the block's surface with a rubber roller (brayer), and then printed the image onto paper using a hand-pulled sign press. When the ink is dry, Wendy paints each print with watercolor.

If designed to be a dimensional piece, each individual component has been drawn, carved out, printed, painted, and then each image cut out and then assembled using museum-quality materials.