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stash house
Linoleum Block Prints
Linoleum prints on handmade Japanese paper
36" x 25"
12" x 36 1/2"
Edition: 10
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The Stash House blocks are also printed on hand made paper. The interior house view is printed on paper made by Susan Mackin Dolan.(see paper making below).  The hinged folio cover to hold the interior prints is a molded paper linocut by Eric Avery.
Read the conversation between Eric Avery and Susan Mackin Dolan about their collaboration and making of the print.
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Because of the difficulty in making the double dipped paper, four separate sheets were made In order to print the 25”x 36” linoleum block. Stash House Folio
Eric Avery and Susan Mackin Dolan
Linocuts on hand made paper in linen hinged folio cover
Folio 12”x18”
Assembled print 36”x25”
Edition: 9
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Susan dips the mould and deckle into  prepared pulp. The sheets of paper are made by dipping twice, into two separate pulps, layering one on top of the other. First layer beige color is kozo (mulberry tree bark). Second layer (brown) is dried garden iris. Before dipping for the second layer, a foam stencil was placed on the first layer. Here Susan has lifted off the stencil showing the second dip on top of the first.
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The wet sheet is gently pressed against the drying screen. Sheets dry over night and then peeled off the drying screen.
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Susan and Eric were invited to collaborate on this paper print project by Eleanor (Leo) Lee at the San Antonio School of Art in January 2019. The project was supported by the former paper studio director Beck Whitehead.
studentsThe class students and Leo (far left) posing to help Eric draw his block.
Other source images were from Eric’s physician work with refugees in the past. His photo of Vietnamese refugees in the cargo hold of World Vision’s ship SeaSweep in Northern Indonesia is referenced in Stash House.
slave ship newspaper
The print references this well known broadside Brooks Slave Ship, published in Bristol 1788 by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Ship. It was redrawn and published many times in England and America. It came to epitomize the cruelties of the trade in enslaved Africans in the 18th and 19th centuries and the struggle to abolish that trade.

Laredo Morning Times
April 7, 2018

British Museum new print acquisition room. July 2022 Stash House in British Museum July 2022. Photos Sophie Holmes Maestre
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