Decalcomania mania…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘moil’.

DSCN3192Yes, folks! It’s decalcomania time again!…
‘Yes, but what the hell is decalcomania Dave?…’ I hear you ask.
Well, it’s a form of fine art printing where crisp striking monoprints can be made by gleefully slapping sloppy paint around on a glass plate and dropping a sheet of paper onto it, to allow nature and serendipity to produce ‘interesting’ effects. For more on this you could have a look at an earlier blog post of mine where I explain in a bit more detail and also encourage you to try this technique yourself! Click!
This print was done in 2010 and is on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″.
So, what’s going on here? I know, it’s just a couple of rough-looking triangles, but it is difficult to not ‘see things’ in them…
I suppose the initial impression might be that of a couple of humans – one male and one female – see, the chap has wide masculine shoulders and the woman is wearing a long skirt or dress. Is he saying, ‘Look veronica… I’ve brought you a bunch of nice flowers!…’? But Veronica is having none of that, especially after last night’s goings on, and has slapped one of his offered blooms onto the floor…
Or does the work depict a couple of pyramids, one of which has become very bored with sitting immobile in the sand for millennia and has taken up gymnastics and is doing the pyramid equivalent of a handstand?… Please make what you will of the image, it doesn’t really matter does it?…

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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