Monthly Archive: July, 2013

“Jack”, just Jack.

 There is this lovely moment just before something happens… This is part of my Halloween 2008 linocut series “What Lovely Little Children”.  I love the irony when you are struck by how cute… Continue reading

A Squid For Jack

Squid Sgraffito – say that fast 5 times!


“A Good Day” , linocut – artist proof, M. Gilbertsen 2013

It’s not a bad start…I would definitely register a final print more straight but, again, just looking at what lines to keep and what lines to carve out.  The bummer is when you… Continue reading

‘Hanna” Linocut, 2008. M. Gilbertsen

One of my favorite picture books, “The Ghastly Crumb Tinies” written and illustrated by Edward Gorey, inspired my work with linoleum block printing. His wonderfully macabre picture books of Victorian life never failed… Continue reading

“Mending Nets” – artist proof

  M. Gilbertsen, 8×10 Hand-pulled Linocut 2010 Inspired by photo of my husband, a commercial fisherman, mending nets on deck after a day of fishing.  Added the fishies to enhance the composition and… Continue reading

“Rat’s Ass”

I made this as a gift for a past instructor who made a dejected comment about how no one gave a “rat’s ass” for what he was trying to teach. I did actually… Continue reading