“Transition” – hand-printed reduction lino-cut.
Using the reduction method, the design is printed in stages. For each colour or ‘plate’, the design is drawn onto the block, the block is carved and the colour is printed. At each stage, the colour to be retained on the final print is carved away from the block with subsequent colours being over-printed onto the last. The process is repeated until the final plate has been printed and the block has been ‘reduced’ to the the final plate. The block can then be destroyed or marked to show the end of the edition.