LeeAnn DiCicco

I think it would be very droll if we all sat down and looked at etchings.

: )

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New ink for the University Print Shop! Had to try out Graphic Chemical & Ink’s “tint base” to see if I liked it compared to Hanco Ink’s. The answer is yes, I liked it very very much! On a side note I’m still sad that Daniel Smith discontinued making their ink.

…and yeah, I admit to preferring oil-based inks over water-based inks, so I’m persuading my students to learn to love them too by only ordering oil-based :)


little brown bat
one color relief block print
15” x 22”
Stonehenge Acid Free Cotton Rag Paper
signed edition of 20

these nocturnal friends occupy the night sky and a big part of my imagination. I made this print to honor them as they have been largely vilified and misunderstood, and I worry about their survival with the spread of white nose syndrome. Read more about the syndrome here.

this is a 12x18 lino cut and the second in the Vespertine series I am currently working on, depicting animals that are active at dawn and dusk or nocturnal.


5” x 7” relief print (linocut) on “spearmint” French paper for a print exchange. 


5” x 7” relief print (linocut) on “spearmint” French paper for a print exchange. 


I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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#linocut #reductive #print on #handmadepaper #agugn 2013 #skull #printmaking #knot