The Big Humpback on the Big Tuna September 15, 2019September 16, 2019 / mardysears / 1 Comment Mysticeti, prior to final tweaks and inking.On Saturday, September 14th, I spent the day in Nashville, printing with Big Ink at Hatch Show Print. Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet from BIG INK showed up with their expertise and the ‘Big Tuna’ press to help seven artists print oversized wood blocks. Lyell inked all the blocks and ran the press, while we cleaned the blocks, loaded the paper and helped lift and hang the print. We definitely needed many hands to complete this project. Thank you to BIG INK, Hatch Show Print and all the participating artists, including Jen Wright, Duncan McDaniel, Jennifer Garrison, Lauren Medford, Randy Stewart, Juan Rojo and Catherine Maldonado! Also thank you to Daniel Lonow the Haley Gallery manager for hosting, and for giving my family a tour of Hatch and the hidden parts of the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was so great to meet everyone and spend a day making beautiful prints!Photos from the event were taken by my lovely husband, Venkatesh Gopal. Lyell Castonguay from Big Ink, inking the blocks. Lining up the inked blocks on the ‘Big Tuna’ printing press. Lyell getting ready to print. Signing the first print. I caught a big one at the Haley Gallery at Hatch Show Print.