Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept commissions?
Unfortunately, I cannot accept commissions at this time. This includes tattoo and logo designs, as well as art prints and papercuttings. I love working with clients, but right now I need to focus on my original work and planned projects.
What are prints and papercuttings?
Prints are made through a process known as relief printing. Using special tools, I carve away parts of a rubber or linoleum block, creating an image or design. The portion of the block left uncarved is inked using a brayer, while the areas that have been carved away will be ink-free (and therefore white space). When the block is pressed against the paper, it leaves an image. This is also known as blockprinting, linoprinting, or linocut printing. Each print for sale is an original (not a digital reproduction), with its own individual characteristics.
To read about the process and tools in further detail, please check out this blog post.
Papercuttings are pictures created by layering multiple colors and textures of cut paper to create the larger image. Unlike many historical traditions of papercutting, my images are not cut from one single piece of paper; instead, each element of the image is individually cut in a different color, layered, and affixed to a base background sheet. I love to create multiple layers of an image by covering a smaller background image with an outline or silhouette.
What materials do you use?
If you're interested in the specific details around block printing materials, please see the Tools & Materials page.
For block printing, I use archival quality water-soluble relief ink on a variety of papers, depending on the project. I draw, carve, and print by hand, with each print pressed individually and having its own unique character.
For papercutting, the type of paper changes based on the design, but generally the largest portion consists of some kind of acid-free cardstock. For some projects, lighter or heavier paper is required, so it's subject to change.
How long before I receive my artwork?
If it's already in stock, a print will ship within a few days of purchase, and US shipments generally take 1-3 days to get through the mail system. Prints are often made-to-order, though, so please allow 7-10 days for printing and full drying before it's ready to ship.
Papercuttings are no longer made-to-order, so if one is available it will ship out 2-3 days after purchase.
My shipment day is generally Friday or Saturday, and I mail out everything that's ready to go. If I have quite a few orders ready before that, I'll ship earlier in the week, as well. You'll receive a shipping confirmation when your order ships.
For more information about shipping, please see the shipping page.
Can I request an alteration?
While I don't offer custom commissions at this time, I can potentially provide alterations if they are around ink or paper color changes, depending on availability. If you have something else in mind, please ask and we can discuss. Alterations will typically be at no or minimal additional cost; if there is an additional cost, I will inform you up-front and explain why.
What if my art arrives damaged?
I take great care in packing each piece for shipment, but if your artwork arrives damaged please contact me immediately. I will create a replacement at no cost and ship it out as soon as it's ready (after drying time, etc.). I kindly request that you email me a photo or detail of the damage for my records.