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All my original prints are concieved of and created within a particular printmaking process such as Lithography (either stone and/or ball-grained aluminium plates), Intaglio, Silk Screen, Relief Printmaking, or a combination of these four processes. Some editions also contain handwork Prisma colour conte sticks and/or water colour), and collage elements.


Hand printed Linocut on handmade, 100% cotton rag paper
Paper Size: 61 x 46 cm; 24" x 19" (handmade paper size varies)
Image Size: 61 x 46cm; 24" x 18"
Number of Prints in Edition: 4. Numbered: 1/4 - 4/4
Artist's Proofs: 1/2 - 2/2
Studio Proofs: 0
Number of Prints Available: 4
Price: $80.00 Canadian


About the Image: as a Masters student I had to take a number of courses to fulfill the requirements of the program. I took a course called "Primitive and Folk Art". This course had a profound effect on my work and my thinking of what Art is, and what Art can be. It was through this course that I was introduced to the Great Rainbow Serpent of the Australian Aboriginal Dream Time. My fascination with Australian Aboriginal art and the Great Rainbow Serpent was the inspiration for this and other pieces. I was intrigued by the Aboriginal belief that a serpent represents one of the great and powerful forces of nature and spirit, and that the serpent, being connected to water, is the great life giver, and protector of water, which is his spiritual home. I found the concept fascinating: here was a belief that was in sharp contrast to how snakes and serpents are viewed in Western cultures.

Rainbow Snakes II

  • This is an original work of art created within the printmaking medium of Linocut Relief Printing. The image printed on handmade paper so the sizes of the paper vary from print to print.

    Method: Areas of the Relief Printing Block  are removed using various "U" and "V" Lino Cut or Wood Cut Gouges. Relief printing ink is then applied to the surface of the block with a brayer or a large roller.  The block can be either hand printed with a barren or run through an etching press.

    Printmaking is generally a time-consuming process but each printmaking medium has unique visual characteristics that are not found in any other medium. I have always found this to be the most interesting and exciting aspect of creating original works of art in printmaking.

    Canadian Print Documentation Form

    Purchase of any of my Original Prints includes a copy of the Canadian Print Documentation Form. This form is endorsed and supported by the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum Association, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Open Studio and Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada. It documents the number of runs, colours, and procedures that I used when creating a particular image. It is proof that the work is an Original work of art as opposed to an “Off-Set Reproduction”, "Poster" or “Fine Art Print” of a pre-existing work of art created in a different medium, such as painting or drawing.

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