floral-and-farmer-printsI learned the linoleum block printing technique, also called linocut, at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and experimented with printing William Morris floral designs. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing the parts printed. The linoleum is inked with a roller, called a brayer, and then pressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

The floral designs became greeting cards, which I sold at the DeCordova Museum, and the farmer print was the inspiration behind the Green City Growers logo.