WHAT IS A LINO?
Lino is the process of pressing a carved, surface inked, linoleum block to dry paper. It is burnished from the backside of the paper onto the inked block to transfer the ink to paper. A hand pulled print is considered an original and is given an edition number like 1/20. One represents the first print of an edition of twenty prints. Usually the date of printing is indicated on the right of the print with the artist's signature. There are as many styles of lino block printing as there are artists who print lino. My particular style has no graininess typical of lino. The images are sharp and black which gives them a particular look and feel not wholly unlike pop art. I have altered these lino prints with watercolor. When an artist modifies a print after it has been pulled from the block it is considered Altered.