Decalcomania and silliness…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the fact that the word palindrome isn’t a palindrome.

Although my head is buzzing with lino printing at the moment – oh, the joy of printing on Japanese paper! – I thought that today we might have a look at an example of another of the print making techniques that I toy with – decalcomania… Perhaps if you are unfamiliar with this term you could research it online, or even better, click this link to an earlier post of mine on the subject where I enthusiastically waffle on about it and also describe how you could try doing some of this style of printing yourself…

DSCN2467Here’s one I did in 2010 – and before you ask, no, I don’t know what the hell this is ‘meant to be’… Perhaps it could be an illustration from a cheap 1970s science fiction/fantasy novel…
‘The great winged beast Thotheldoor swooped low over the mystical island of Tahlbugger – its bulbous evil eye-projections scouring the rock-strewn coastline for any sign of wayward Prince Rebbeltarr and the stolen ruby-encrusted spirit sword of Gathtrump…’
Or maybe not… Still, there’s definitely something very big doing a bit of swooping here isn’t there? I think it’s best if I leave it to you my dear reader, to come up with your own interpretation…

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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