troy lovegates works on linoleum are awesome and he was recently accepted to wardlow artist residency in Melbourne, Austraila. Not only are these prints completely one of a kind, only excess-able through word-of-mouth and are extremely limited runs of prints. The prints are hand printed with a wooden spoon and most have only from 7 to 14 prints in existence. These prints of course can never be printed again because each level of color must be cut away to create a new layer of color...so in the creation of the print the linoleum that is used is destroyed....
This process is very much like the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints in the Edo period of Japan. However the difference is in numbers. As the Ukiyo-e prints were produced on woodblock they were actually used as mass production for theatre shows like kabuki. ( a little art fart history for you to chew on)
This style of printing has been around for many hundreds of years and every time i see it, it makes me happy. Troy is super talented and often working with different mediums and found objects but always combining them in a beautiful harmony.