Ramsgate Linocut

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Ramsgate Linocut


Original Linocut - Western Undercliff Lift

Western Undercliff Lift, Ramsgate was built in 1926 in Art Deco style. It carried up to 20 passengers at a time down to the artificial beach below. The front of the lift features the original coloured glass panes, graded from dark blue at the base to white at the top.

- original 3-block multiblock linocut print

- colour: custom blue and phthalo blue oil-based Cranfield ink.

- paper: Bread & Butter printmaking paper, white, smooth, 280 gsm

- print size: approx 15 x 21 cm (A5)

- paper size: approx 21 x 29 cm (slightly smaller than A4)

- dated and signed

- limited edition of 16 prints

- This is a variable edition, as this print features two gradient rolls and it is impossible to recreate the same gradients for each print. On some, the sky is darker, on others, it is lighter. Each print is therefore unique.

Linocuts prints are made by carving a design into traditional linoleum plates which are then inked up and printed in my two Victorian printing presses. All the areas which have been carved away will not print onto the paper, therefore leaving the paper white. Single-colour linocuts are very striking and bold. It is also possible to create multiblock prints with several overlapping plates, or reduction prints where the same plate is gradually carved away as the layers are printed.

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