The reduction method is a process that involves only one wood block, which is carved and printed, then is recarved and printed through each color.
The block is carved, the raised area is inked with the lightest color, the paper is registered on the block and run through an etching press.
If the edition is going to contain 20 prints the process is repeated on 20 sheets of paper. The number at the bottom of the image, i,e. 1/20, indicates the order in which it was printed.
The block is re-inked, registered and reprinted through each paper in the edition. Traditional hand carving tools, a sculptor’s mallet and chisels reduce the board. The image is printed on an etching press.
The editions are hand- pulled and limited. Each image has subtle variations due to the individual nature of the process.