Linocuts are the reverse of drawing on paper. Rather than using a black line to draw an image, linocuts involve taking off what is supposed to be white with a tool called a lino cutter. Linocuts are unique in that they are the opposite of more traditional drawings on paper that use fainter criss crosses and shadings.
Jelen enjoys this medium for its striking contrast and roughness. To create the effect, one needs to be bold and state their shapes, which takes the artist out of her comfort zone.