The idea for these large linoleum cut raptor prints came to me on a trip to Salt Lake City to visit my friend, who is also a print maker. I had been playing with small linoleum cuts, and getting great feedback. I wanted to start working larger, to see what I could do with the medium.
I started by making digital studies of my proposed raptor compositions. The sun behind the head offsets the large, regal bodies and adds some context to the scene.