I dug out my monoprint and linoprint supplies from the closet yesterday hoping to start making monoprints again and found this linocut print of mine in an envelope. It was like greeting an old friend after a long absence! Many years ago I attended a seminar where fluid dynamics in regards to living organisms were discussed in detail and, as it is not my field of expertise, I began to doodle and free associate words – a bit of a surrealist exercise. This linoprint was the result.
Please stay safe and healthy and sane in these crazy times!
This was my first attempt at block printing, specifically Linocutting – and it was definitely a learning experience – but a rewarding one. Today’s excerpt is from “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath: read the whole poem here. All four lady saints are Linocut prints, designed, cut, inked, and hand printed by me.
Guide to Abbreviations (with links to wikipedia, if anyone is curious about what is known or traditionally believed about each saint):