Another lino print anyone?

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Captain Beefheart quote is: ‘The wheel driver sparkled like an Indian flint…’
The Captain.

DSCN2213Look! Here is another of my lino prints. The image is about 8″ by 6″ on white drawing paper and done in oil-based black printing ink.

Come on everyone, let’s climb in and have a look around – oh dear, where the hell are we? Is this the Land of Stripes? Hey, mind you don’t scratch your wrist on that sharp-looking pyramid Dorothea, don’t wave your arms about so much – Look up!… Is the sky like a celestial Venetian blind with God holding the nylon string and the clear plastic wand? See how the stripes widen out and shrink back to thin as He twiddles His controllers – Valentine, please don’t try to climb that ladder! –  anyway, I don’t think it’s a ladder at all – there’s no sense of scale here in Stripe World – each step could be sixty feet high – Oh, listen to the rungs ring! What about the cheese-shaped wedge? Can we safely climb up it to get a better view? Jessica, what’s happened to you? You’ve gone all monochrome, oh, and so have you Dorothea, you’re starting to look like Veronica Lake on the next page – I think it’s time we climbed out and got back on the bus – I’m sure I remember the striped door being along here somewhere… Oh dear, I knew that we should have worn spectacles with striped lenses as the Archbishop suggested… Listen… I thought I just heard a zebra snort off to the right…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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