Size: 30"W x 20.25"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
I enjoy hand printing my work. The process is intimate and ensures that each work I create is unique and rich in color and detail. I use a metal spoon and bamboo batam to burnish the ink from the linoleum onto the paper. This process is time-consuming and labor intensive, but rewarding. Each print takes weeks to create, applying layers of tissue, paper and color, In this coral reef print, I explored the process of layering colored tissue paper and colored inks to create dimension in the reef and the illusion of motion for the fish in the reef. The print is a one-of-a-kind.
Amy Raubenolt is a printmaker who creates linoleum prints of natural subjects, primarily wild birds. This technique involves hand carving a drawing into wood mounted linoleum blocks. The color is mixed and rolled out, then printed by hand via careful burnishing with a metal spoon and a bamboo batam. The finished result is unique and original, with no two prints in alike. Amy's work explores the intersection between freedom and domesticity, by portraying wild birds in moments of tranquility and in flight. She sees these birds as symbols for our own borderland experiences between wild and tame. Amy's work was recently featured at the Urbana Evening of the Arts and the Gahanna Gallery Hop. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently resides in Westerville, Ohio with her husband and three daughters.