Another lino print anyone?

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