This print is part of an ongoing series of images which deal with the complexity of motion in day to day life which often goes unnoticed. This image shows the movement of a hand flicking open and lighting a lighter.
first print attempt in, what, a year? as evident by my inability to get a solid pull. it’s a sometime desirable and unavoidable characteristic of block printing, but to me it just reminds me 1) that i no longer have access to an etching press and 2) one noodley weak my printing arm has gotten without practice.
will probably put off editioning this one until i can get a better pull with this paper.
Our (Non-Takach) rollers have metal handles and it annoys us when this dirties up our hands while printing. To prevent this we use roller cuffs and have managed for years with Webril Wipes wrapped in tape. They do work and last a long while, although after a while they do start to shed. Today we decided to up grade to some new ones made from padded table protector. They may last, they may not, but boy do they feel really good.