This print was a 2 block reduction linoprint hand-printed on Japanese Awagami Bunkoshi paper on an etching press.
There were 130 prints in the edition which is now sold out.
The reduction (or suicide) method of printmaking uses a single linoleum plate to make a multi-coloured print. A single plate was used for the sky and background colour. The sky was printed first and then it was cut away, leaving the background of the scene to be printed next. Cutting away the plate destroys the lino which means it cannot be re-printed. A second plate was carved for the darker coloured detail and this was printed in a third layer.
If you'd like to find out more about how this print was was designed and printed, you can read more on my blog.
Image size: 38 x 27 cm (15 x 10.8 inches)
Paper size: 47 x 37 cm (18 x 14 inches)