• Mother & Child ~ Linocut ~ John Steins
    Lino-Cuts,  Muse

    Linocut chopped up into four pieces

    Here’s another linocut from my archives that I made in the 1980’s employing a technique used by Edvard Munch. It’s the “jigsaw” method, meaning that you cut apart the elements of the lino block that you want inked separately. Then they are carefully assembled on the bed of the press and printed all at once. In this case I wanted…

  • Bird Dog ~ Linoleum print ~ John Steins
    Lino-Cuts,  Muse

    Knotty Dog

    A Favorite Linocut I’ve unearthed this old linocut of mine from one of my print drawers. It holds a special place for me because I sent it to my mom way back when, to offer up as a donation for one of several raffle prizes at a “church lady” fund raiser event. The punchline is that the winner of this…

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    Laid to Rest

    I came across this wood engraving the other day, although it looks more like a woodcut. The artist is Felix Vallotton, a Swiss painter and printmaker from the last century. Given the wonderful results of the American election yesterday, this image is certainly an apt commentary on the outgoing administration. The title Le Mauvais Pas is a mountaineering term meaning…