"Illumination"

"This the first print I did in which I felt I had a complete understanding of the carving and printing process. It is seven impressions/colors. It had taken me two years of learning linocut printing to reach this point.

The print image came from one evening when I went out onto Main Street in Brattleboro to take some pictures in a heavy snow storm. The pictures came out nothing like the experience. The long exposures made the falling snow invisible. I felt that this medium and image really captured the feeling of the experience."

Illumination, linocut print by William Hays

Seven-color linocut print on Stonehenge paper, 12" x 9" image size
edition of 36 , printed with oil-based ink
This edition is sold out. The print is no longer available.


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