‘The Beginning’

Will Sanders:

Based on an original photograph from the 1950s, this five layer reduction print titled ‘The Beginning’ was a print I was commissioned to make in November 2020.Using a combination of four key ink colours (black, white, raw sienna and ochre), I mixed up each individual colour layer to emulate sepia tones commonly seen in mid-twentieth century photographs and publications.The reduction process is complex and requires a great deal of accuracy in order to register each new layer on top of the ones already printed. The reduction Lino-cut process also means that once the image has been printed, it cannot be re-printed again, making this commission a complete one-off.
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