The Power of Print Making
I’ve was drawn to the process of printmaking for various reasons. Printmaking offers a tactile experience that I genuinely appreciate. The feeling of carving into a plate, rolling the ink, and pressing it onto paper is a hands-on approach that directly connects the artist with the medium. There’s a certain anticipation when pulling a print off the press or block, a surprise element that never grows old.
For nearly two decades, allergies prevented me from exploring various artistic mediums. Now, as I delve into them, I feel a sense of urgency, like I’m making up for lost time—catching up on the experiments and experiences I missed out on all those years.
Print Making Project
History of Print Making
Historically, printmaking holds a significant place in the world of art. Originating in China around AD 105 with paper and ink, this technique revolutionized the way information and images were shared. It paved the way for widespread dissemination of knowledge and art, breaking barriers and making it more accessible to the masses. Woodblock printing, intaglio, lithography, and screen printing, among others, have roots spanning centuries, and each has its unique charm and technical prowess.
The evolution of printmaking techniques reflects both advancements in technology and shifts in cultural and artistic movements. Masters like Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Hiroshige each brought their distinct touch to their prints, making profound impacts on the art form.
For me, enjoying this medium and it its rich history is very exciting.