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Sunday, March 02, 2008


"Camarasaurus" linocut block print on Rives BFK. 8x10 image. Available at my Etsy shop.

Anyone who looks over my bookshelf will see that evolution is a central topic of my reading. Recently, I've gotten really interested in dinosaurs, particularly the new feathered fossils coming from China linking birds to dinosaurs. Somehow I missed that geeky kid stage of obsessing over dinosaurs, and I'm making up for lost time. This is what I hope is the first of a series of fossil prints. I've compiled a lot of source materials, and now I get to play with my new press!

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At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wowee! What a beautiful press. Is it new new or new to you? Where did you get it? It's such a nice size! What kind is it?

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Kris Shanks said...

It's a Thomas Press, and I got it from another printmaker, Maria Arango of 1000 woodcuts fame. She's upgraded to a new, larger press. It is indeed a perfect size. Large enough to take full sheets of paper, and small enough to fit in my office/ printmaking studio.


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