Printmaking is an art form that celebrates differences, experimentation, practice and imperfection.
In printmaking, an image is made in one material — for ex., wood, metal or, like here, styrofoam.
This image is called the “master plate” or simply the “plate”.
To make a print, ink is applied to the “plate” with a brayer, foam roller, ink pad or even a brush.
The inked plate is then pressed onto another material (usually paper) to make a duplicate image.
There are many many different ways to make printing plates.
And many different ways to add the ink and press to the paper.
But the magic of printmaking is you can make many impressions from the original master plate!