Eric Rewitzer is a printmaker in San Francisco. His preferred method is "relief printmaking", which is a process of hand carving the negative space of a plate to create an image. When done on wood, this is called an woodcut. When done on linoleum, it is called a linocut.
The first time the carved plate holds ink, and is pulled for the first proof, is an exciting moment for any printmaker. This video captures the moment when Eric's print "Homeward Bound", which is based on one of his photos of San Francisco's Bay Bridge, is brought to life on his 30" Conrad Machine Monotype Press.
Filmed on March 24th, 2012, at 3 Fish Studios in San Francisco.