This series of thirteen prints were created using a process called color reduction relief printmaking. The prints reference memories and stories associated with the ephemeral experiences of dating. This printing technique utilizes a single printing block to make an edition of multi-colored prints. For each color represented on the print, more of the surface of the block is cut away and its surface inked and printed. The imagery and color of the print are slowly built up with each successive printing, while the printing surface is being permanently removed. At the completion of the print, the linoleum block is all but carved away and can therefore never be reprinted.
All prints measure 4 inches by 6 inches and are hand-printed on rice paper in an edition of 5. The residing place of these prints is in a custom red portfolio.
Finished prints are pictured next to the final state of the linoleum block from which they were printed.
Additionally, a “postcard pack” was manufactured and released by Voyage Corps Gifts. It is available while supplies last and is pictured at the bottom of the page.