"Cactus n1" - an original handprinted wood engraving, featuring one of my many cacti.
Wood engraving is a form of relief printmaking. The image is engraved with very sharp finely-pointed tools into a mirror- smooth surface of an endgrain block (in this case - lemonwood). The surface is then inked up and the image is printed onto paper. I hand-burnish each of the prints with a teaspoon - please allow a week for order processing.
Handprinted in highly-pigmented oil-based ink in Carbon Black on a handmade Japanese paper (lightweight but robust).
Comes with an acid-free backboard and double mount ready to fit a standard 8x8" frame (you can also choose an unmounted print. The mount is affixed with tape "hinges" and can be removed if needed).
Image size 3 x5,5 cm (it's a very small engraving - see the photo of me holding the mounted print and engraved block for reference). Titled, numbered and signed in pencil.
A limited edition of 100.
Because the image is inked and printed by hand, there may be slight variations in tone.
Will be shipped flat, carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue, sandwitched between 2 sturdy boards and packaged in a protective envelop to ensure safe delivery. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.