Digging (Lokta paper) - Little Original Linocut
Digging is from my range of 'Little Original Artworks' that will fit in an A5 photo frame or can be float mounted in a larger frame.
By God the old man could handle a spade.
Just like his old man.
This image is based on the poem Digging by Seamus Heaney.
The image for this one was created from a lino plate that I carved and then hand printed on my 100 year old vintage printing press.
The Lokta paper provides a wonderful texture, This acid free paper is one of the finest hand made papers in the world and provides an important source of income for rural communities in Nepal. It has a low environmental impact as the plant used for the paper pulp regrows from the same root system. It is dried outside and 'kissed' by the Himalayan sun.
I create a number of versions from each lino plate but each one is a little bit different as they are all done by hand and the paper also has variations due to the way it is made.
- These little originals are mixed media artworks that make lovely gifts.
- Approx paper size is 210 x 150 mm