Digital vs. Analog
I have learned a fascinating and unexpected new technique for creating relief prints. However, I hate it. I do not think I will ever use it once this class is over. You see, I have learned something valuable about my favorite art medium: just like everything else, it is about the journey rather than the destination. I don’t carve because I love the incredibly stark images created by the black and white shapes, or the texture of the dried ink on the printed image. I carve because I love the whispered conversation between the blade and the product. I carve because the mistakes only improve upon the composition. I carve because linocutting is a craft that crashes the fine-art-circle-jerk party. I carve because it is a middle finger to the digital universe encroaching upon mine without consent. But I never realized this until I side-stepped the entire method.