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obsession linocut by John Steins

TITLE: Obsession
SIGNATURE: John Steins
MEDIUM: Linocut
IMAGE SIZE: 18 x 14 inches
PAPER SIZE: 22 x 20 inches
PAPER: Washi
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled and numbered in pencil

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  1. John Brisson February 13, 2012

    Over the past ten years I have really learned to love printmaking. This is why. What a great print. Simple yet so much to take in!

  2. John Steins February 13, 2012 — Post author

    Thanks John! Did this on so long ago when I worked as a security guard at an abandoned gold mine in the Klondike. Had lots of time between doing the rounds for printmaking and noodling around on the guitar.

  3. John Brisson February 14, 2012

    You’re pulling my leg, Right??

  4. John Steins February 14, 2012 — Post author

    No, I’m not. In the late seventies I had a juicy contract for above mentioned security guard work. The guardhouse was a small house with all of the amenities, I didn’t live there but commuted from town every morning. During my shift I had lots of time to do other stuff, like practice my chops and make prints.

  5. John Brisson February 14, 2012

    Okay now…that is really cool! Really do love all of your work.

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