George Humphreys:
Christchurch

George is an emerging artist, painter/printmaker, most recently focusing on printmaking. Working with this medium of woodblock printing, he believes that this makes his art unique. 

What is wooodcut printing...

Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood - typically with gouges - leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print. The block is cut along the wood grain (unlike wood engravings, where the block is cut in the end-grain). The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer) leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas. 

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