Steamroller Printing

Sometimes you just want to go big.

Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of the staff of the Woodson Art Museum
in Wausau, Wisconsin, I was able to do just that as the museum's Artist-in-Residence.

During my residency week I worked with over 200 students from Wausau area schools to create small linoleum block prints, but the main event occurred at week's end.

Teams of high school students carved 3 x 4-foot plywood blocks, and on a fine spring day they converged on the museum parking lot where we printed their blocks... with a steamroller!

Check out the link at right for a news feature on WJFW-TV in Wausau.
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Students inking a large woodblock for printing.
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Moving an inked block into place in front of the steamroller.
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Placing fabric, ready to print!
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Student work hanging to dry.