Dan Atkinson Works celebrates building materials of the late 19th century by repurposing bricks from demolished buildings of Milwaukee and Chicago. Both cities during the last quarter of the 1800’s created bricks with the clay from the shores of Lake Michigan and connecting river beds. But with varying mineral deposits each city had their own unique brick. Milwaukee created pale yellow bricks known as Cream City bricks. Chicago created pinkish red bricks, known as Chicago Standard brick, or Chicago Pinks.
Relief printmaking is basically carving and printing a large stamp. Usually from a woodblock or linoleum block.
Relief printing is a traditional printmaking technique, along with the intaglio and planographic families. The relief family of techniques includes woodcut, metalcut, wood engraving, relief etching, linocut, rubber stamp, foam printing, potato printing, and some types of collagraph. Thanks wikipedia