Recipient of the Print Studio Experimental Print Award.
This project is an investigation into how I can create a more sustainable printmaking practice by making a relief block that is infinitely recyclable. A lino block is a thick flat material, that once carved into reveals an image in relief which can be printed onto a substrate (usually a piece of paper) in order to make an image. When you carve a lino block you carve away small bits of material which are discarded. Once the image is printed, the lino block is also thrown away. I hope this project inspires others to reconsider an aspect of their own art practice and investigate a way to make it more sustainable. This project started as an exploration into making bioplastics, and in the end has resulted in a printing block which can be infinitely remelted and remade into a new block.