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Linocut Weekends

The three of us were in the middle of one of our innumerable work breaks when the topic of linocut came up. I had no clue what it meant and had not even heard of it before then. Dwarka had incidentally bought a couple of linoleum sheets along with a tool set a few weeks back to try it out at home and Sriparna was all too eager to take a closer look at the materials, which eventually landed on my desk too. And so in June of 2016, with a sheet in front of me and a Speedball cutter in my hand, off I went carving, without thinking of what I wanted to make and without first making a rough pencil sketch on the linoleum sheet. Some mountains, a pine forest and the moon, seen through a window, was my first lino-art. That’s what the carved out lino-stamp looked like although in print it bore a closer resemblance to a one-eyed monster with a terrifying set of craggy teeth.

I was instantly hooked; to the way carved out areas unexpectedly managed to come alive in prints through whimsical lines full of character and dimension; to the feeling of old these linoprints evoked; and to the disparate areas of involvement — sketching, carving, printing — this craft requires. Although I haven’t been as prolific as I would’ve loved to, I hope this page inspires me to change that. So keep coming back to check out newer linoprints in future.

New Year Card 2018

2018 New Year Card

Lino print, Jan 2018

Cook Guide Porter

Cook, Guide and Porter (Himalayas)

Lino print, Nov 2017

Glengarriff Street

Glengarriff Street (Ireland)

Lino print, Aug 2017

Dingle Harbour

Dingle Harbour (Ireland)

Lino print, Aug 2017


2017 New Year Calendar, May

Lino print, Dec 2016


2017 New Year Calendar, August

Lino print, Dec 2016


2017 New Year Calendar, November

Lino print, Dec 2016


2017 New Year Calendar, February

Lino print, Dec 2016



“Sitting high on a sea cliff in sunny, blustery weather in late June — the familiar sense of expansiveness, of deep exhilaration such weather brings over one, combined with the opportunity to watch animals, is summed up in a single Eskimo word: quviannikumut, “to feel deeply happy.”” — Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams

Lino print, Aug 2016