reduction print I’ve ever done is 3 levels of carving and inking (plus paper), but these kids are doing four, thus totally outclassing me! I really wanted to take pictures to share with the world, but out of respect for the students’ privacy I refrained. So I have the work of another, unrelated, artist instead.
The block prints of Neil Brigham (USA) caught my eye today in part because he does a lot of reduction prints. Some have more layers of ink, but I particularly liked these first two, which are soothingly monochromatic. They also serve to show that a reduction print can be fully realized and beautiful even if it is relatively simple - just two inks (for the owl) or three inks (for the shingle).
[Pictures: Wisdom, reduction block print by Neil Brigham;
Down East, reduction block print by Brigham;
Winter, linoleum(?) block print by Brigham;
Harvest, linoleum(?) block print by Brigham (All images from Neil Brigham.com).]