The Thunder Beetle: Linocut Print
In Europe, the Staghorn Beetle was respected and feared in a variety of folk tales. Some believed that the beetle in the house was an omen for thunder and lighting storms, marking the house for tragedy. Others tell of the Stag Beetle doing chores for Thor, picking up embers from his lightning strikes in their large pincers and setting the thatched roofs of his enemies aflame.
Linoleum Prints are an ages old art form that involves carving away material to create negative space. When complete, ink is hand rolled onto the carved block and paper is pressed onto the block. Each one is printed by hand individually over a span of hours. As these are printed by hand some variances may be present. Patchy sections, slightly off center alignments, and ink bleeds are some of the unique aspects of these hand printed offerings.
Signed and dated on the back.
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